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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:   Eye Rhyme:   Almost all pairs of rhyming words here are found only to be an eye rhyme. Examples are: breast,best, frown, on   2. Metaphor:   Throughout the poem, nature is compared to human life. An example woulRead more

    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

     

    1. Eye Rhyme:

     

    Almost all pairs of rhyming words here are found only to be an eye rhyme. Examples are:

    breast,best, frown, on

     

    2. Metaphor:

     

    Throughout the poem, nature is compared to human life. An example would be:

     

    The cloud puts forth it deluge strength
    When lightning cleaves its breast,
    When the soul is stirred to its in most depth
    Great ones unfold their best.

     

    In this stanza, the strength of clouds is compared to that of great people.

     

    3. Personification:

     “Let Fate its hundred horrors send,” In this line, the capitalisation of ‘F’ in ‘Fate’ indicates personification.

     

    4. Anaphora: Repetition of the same words for added emphasis can be found in the following lines:

    When lightning cleaves its breast,
    When the soul is stirred to its in most depth

    Let eyes grow dim and heart grow faint, Let Fate its hundred horrors send,

     

    The song of the free Summary

     

     

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  1. The central idea of the poem talks is determination. It asks people to not give up. Taking nature as an example, the poem asks people to have faith in God and take everything life throws their way in a stride.   The Song of the Free Summary

    The central idea of the poem talks is determination. It asks people to not give up. Taking nature as an example, the poem asks people to have faith in God and take everything life throws their way in a stride.

     

    The Song of the Free Summary

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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Syncope: Letters have been omitted in words in order to maintain the rhythm of the poem. An example would be: answer'd 2. Simile: “… let thy voice Rise like a fountain for me night and day.” In this line, Sir Bedivere’s voice isRead more

    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Syncope:

    Letters have been omitted in words in order to maintain the rhythm of the poem. An example would be: answer’d

    2. Simile:

    “… let thy voice

    Rise like a fountain for me night and day.”

    In this line, Sir Bedivere’s voice is compared to that of a fountain with the usage of the word ‘like’.

     

    3. Metaphor:

     

    “For what are men better than sheep or goats

    That nourish a blind life within the brain,

    If, knowing God, they lift not hands of prayer

    Both for themselves and those who call them friend?”

     

    Here, Arthur compares those men who do not pray to sheep and goats, that is, mere animals.

     

    From the Passing of Arthur Summary

     

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  1. The central idea of the poem is change, how change is the only constant thing in life. This is interwoven with spirituality. The poem thus states that a person should both be devout and welcome change in life no matter the circumstance.   From the Passing of Arthur Summary

    The central idea of the poem is change, how change is the only constant thing in life. This is interwoven with spirituality. The poem thus states that a person should both be devout and welcome change in life no matter the circumstance.

     

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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Anaphora: The word ‘where’ is repeated throughout the entirety of the poem for added emphasis.   2. Enjambment: This can be observed when the meaning of the whole poem runs over to the subsequent lines without a break.Read more

    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Anaphora:

    The word ‘where’ is repeated throughout the entirety of the poem for added emphasis.

     

    2. Enjambment:

    This can be observed when the meaning of the whole poem runs over to the subsequent lines without a break.

     

    3. Metaphor:

    ‘clear stream of reason’

    Here, reasoning is compared to a stream that is clear without ripples.

     

    4. Alliteration:

    One example that can be found in the poem is ‘dreary desert’.

     

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  1. The central idea of the poem revolves around the dream of the persona on their ideal version of freedom. Every line of the poem displays this notion by detailing on the persona’s idea of freedom that he wished and prayed for India to achieve.   My Heaven Summary

    The central idea of the poem revolves around the dream of the persona on their ideal version of freedom. Every line of the poem displays this notion by detailing on the persona’s idea of freedom that he wished and prayed for India to achieve.

     

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  1. Rhyme scheme followed by the poem is abab cdcd and so on and so forth.   From "An Elegy written in a country churchyard" Summary

    Rhyme scheme followed by the poem is abab cdcd and so on and so forth.

     

    From “An Elegy written in a country churchyard” Summary

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