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  1. This short, lyric poem is made up of sixteen lines. It has the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd but it has a slant rhyme.   Someone Summary

    This short, lyric poem is made up of sixteen lines. It has the rhyme scheme of abab cdcd but it has a slant rhyme.

     

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  1. The poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Repetition: This poem uses repetition for added emphasis and for rhythm. Examples are: ‘sure-sure-sure’, ‘At all, at all, at all’. Onomatopoeia: The poem has a lot of sound words to represent the noise made by animals. Examples wRead more

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

    1. Repetition: This poem uses repetition for added emphasis and for rhythm. Examples are: ‘sure-sure-sure’, ‘At all, at all, at all’.
    2. Onomatopoeia: The poem has a lot of sound words to represent the noise made by animals. Examples would be: ‘Tap-tapping’, ‘whistling’.
    3. Eye Rhyme:In order to maintain the rhyme scheme, the poem uses eye rhyme. An example would be: ‘whistling’ and ‘knocking’.

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  1. The central theme of this poem is nature. The persona details on how nature works during the night, how active it is.   Someone Summary

    The central theme of this poem is nature. The persona details on how nature works during the night, how active it is.

     

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  1. This short, lyric poem is divided into two stanzas consisting of eight lines each. It follows the simple rhyme scheme of abab cdcd and so on and so forth.   Summer Friends Summary

    This short, lyric poem is divided into two stanzas consisting of eight lines each. It follows the simple rhyme scheme of abab cdcd and so on and so forth.

     

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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Alliteration:A couple of examples would be: “dreary days” and “never narrow”. 2. Simile: In the first stanza, it can be seen that the Swallow has been compared to a fair-weather friend with the usage of the word ‘like’. Syncope:Read more

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

    1. Alliteration:A couple of examples would be: “dreary days” and “never narrow”.
    2. 2. Simile: In the first stanza, it can be seen that the Swallow has been compared to a fair-weather friend with the usage of the word ‘like’.
    3. Syncope: In order to maintain the rhyme scheme, words are shortened. This can be seen in the word “Whate’er”.

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the characteristics of a good friend as opposed to a fair-weather friend, who won’t fail to desert people in times of need. The Sparrow represents the good friend here, staying true to the proverb “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. Summer Friends Summary

    The central idea of this poem is the characteristics of a good friend as opposed to a fair-weather friend, who won’t fail to desert people in times of need. The Sparrow represents the good friend here, staying true to the proverb “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.

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  1. This is a short, lyric poem. It is divided into three stanzas of varying length. Its rhyme scheme too varies. The first stanza has the rhyme scheme of a bb cc ddd c. The second stanza has f ghhg while the third has iii c jj.   The Sea Summary

    This is a short, lyric poem. It is divided into three stanzas of varying length. Its rhyme scheme too varies. The first stanza has the rhyme scheme of a bb cc ddd c. The second stanza has f ghhg while the third has iii c jj.

     

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  1. Metaphor: This can be considered the most glaring of the poetic devices found in this poem. The entire poem compares the ‘sea’to a ‘dog’, thus consisting of a running metaphor. 2. Onomatopoeia: This poem has a lot of words that are the same as their sounds. A couple of examples would be ‘clashing’,Read more

    1. Metaphor:

    This can be considered the most glaring of the poetic devices found in this poem. The entire poem compares the ‘sea’to a ‘dog’, thus consisting of a running metaphor.

    2. Onomatopoeia:

    This poem has a lot of words that are the same as their sounds. A couple of examples would be ‘clashing’, ‘gnaws’ and ‘sniffs’.

     

    3. Repetition:

    The poem has two such examples for added examples. They are: ‘Bones, bones, bones, bones!and So quiet, so quiet.

     

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  1. The central idea of poem revolves around the sea and its characteristics, which are compared to that of a dog. The entire poem thus focuses on this comparison, bringing out the nature of the sea effectively. The Sea Summary

    The central idea of poem revolves around the sea and its characteristics, which are compared to that of a dog. The entire poem thus focuses on this comparison, bringing out the nature of the sea effectively.

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  1. The rhyme scheme of the poem is that the stanzas generally follow the pattern of ABCBDEFE. The second and fourth lines rhyme, and the sixth- and eighth lines rhyme; this stands true throughout each strophe.   I will go with my father Summary

    The rhyme scheme of the poem is that the stanzas generally follow the pattern of ABCBDEFE. The second and fourth lines rhyme, and the sixth- and eighth lines rhyme; this stands true throughout each strophe.

     

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