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    Simile: In the line ‘There came a wave-like a great hand’, a tsunami is compared to a huge hand with the usage of the word ‘like’, making it a simile. Metaphor: ‘A huge wall of white horses galloping ashore’ and ‘a hungry hound’ are both metaphors that denote the tsunami. Alliteration: A couple of eRead more

    1. Simile: In the line ‘There came a wave-like a great hand’, a tsunami is compared to a huge hand with the usage of the word ‘like’, making it a simile.
    2. Metaphor: ‘A huge wall of white horses galloping ashore’ and ‘a hungry hound’ are both metaphors that denote the tsunami.
    3. Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘fingers of foam’ and ‘hungry hound’.

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  1. This short lyric poem is divided into five rhyming stanzas, the first three of them being quatrains with the last two consisting of six lines each. The rhyme scheme is a simple aabb for the quatrains and aabbcc for the remaining two stanzas. Grabbing Everything on the Land Summary

    This short lyric poem is divided into five rhyming stanzas, the first three of them being quatrains with the last two consisting of six lines each. The rhyme scheme is a simple aabb for the quatrains and aabbcc for the remaining two stanzas.

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  1. The central idea of this poem is tsunami, a catastrophic natural calamity. Each stanza of this poem details on its savagery, on how it preys on humans without remorse and how it is undefeatable. People perishing on account of this and its inevitability is focused upon thus.  Grabbing Everything on tRead more

    The central idea of this poem is tsunami, a catastrophic natural calamity. Each stanza of this poem details on its savagery, on how it preys on humans without remorse and how it is undefeatable. People perishing on account of this and its inevitability is focused upon thus.

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  1. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “as close to one another as the nail to the flesh” Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “division and duality”, “division and disorder”, “vibratinRead more

    1. Simile– A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “as close to one another as the nail to the flesh”
    2. Alliteration– It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “division and duality”, “division and disorder”, “vibrating, your vision”, “while watering”, “ransack and ravage”
    3. Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “Friends and mates who shared your woe, like parts of your own heart/ How could you tear their hearts to pieces, you blood-thirsty man!”, “Your own home you ransack and ravage and tear apart”

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  1. As the crown of creation, man's duty is to watch over the bounties of nature and share them equitably. It is a pity that his callousness, insensitivity and avarice are leading him into a state of apathy. Destruction of humanity can be avoided by rekindling love. kindness and the spirit of unity amonRead more

    As the crown of creation, man’s duty is to watch over the bounties of nature and share them equitably. It is a pity that his callousness, insensitivity and avarice are leading him into a state of apathy. Destruction of humanity can be avoided by rekindling love. kindness and the spirit of unity among men before it is too late.

     

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    Simile:In the line ‘I feel like I have just been shot’, the persona compares him feeling terrible to feeling as if they have been shot. The usage of like makes this a simile thus. Apostrophe: The persona addressed this poem to their teacher. This can be seen with the usage of the word ‘you’ throughoRead more

    1. Simile:In the line ‘I feel like I have just been shot’, the persona compares him feeling terrible to feeling as if they have been shot. The usage of like makes this a simile thus.
    2. Apostrophe: The persona addressed this poem to their teacher. This can be seen with the usage of the word ‘you’ throughout the poem.
    3. Enjambment: This poem has sentences running over to the subsequent line. A couple of examples would be ‘As each day grew longer/Our trust became stronger and ‘Even though sometimes you don’t have time/You at least ask me if I am fine.

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  1. This poem is divided into five stanzas of varying length. The second and the fifth stanzas alone are quatrains. The poem follows the simple rhyme scheme of aabb and so on and so forth.   Not Just a Teacher But A Friend Summary

    This poem is divided into five stanzas of varying length. The second and the fifth stanzas alone are quatrains. The poem follows the simple rhyme scheme of aabb and so on and so forth.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the way a teacher can be. Instead of being a fierce teacher who ‘disciplines’ students, they can be empathetic to their needs and help shape their future in a good way. This poem thus shows how a teacher can go beyond simply teaching and prove to be a positive influeRead more

    The central idea of this poem is the way a teacher can be. Instead of being a fierce teacher who ‘disciplines’ students, they can be empathetic to their needs and help shape their future in a good way. This poem thus shows how a teacher can go beyond simply teaching and prove to be a positive influence in the lives of their students, something they would remember with fondness and gratitude.

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