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  1. The widow is so paralyzed with fear that she goes into a state of complete shock. It is not uncommon for people to be paralyzed with fear and shock when thrust into situations way beyond their control. The poem showcases that the wife is not only heartbroken at her husband's passing but more terrifiRead more

    The widow is so paralyzed with fear that she goes into a state of complete shock. It is not uncommon for people to be paralyzed with fear and shock when thrust into situations way beyond their control. The poem showcases that the wife is not only heartbroken at her husband’s passing but more terrified by the thought of raising her child alone as a widow. She was a wife but she was also a mother and as a result of this motherly love, she put her child’s concern and grief over hers.

     

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  1. Inversion: Also known as “anastrophe,” is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect. Example- Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. ExaRead more

    1. Inversion: Also known as “anastrophe,” is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect. Example- Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
    2. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- She nor swooned, nor uttered a cry:
    3. Oxymoron: An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which a pair of opposite or contradictory terms is used together for emphasis. Example- Truest friend and noblest foe;
    4. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two things by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Example- Like summer tempest came her tears –

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  1. The poem phenomenally portrays a mother’s unconditional love and care for her child.   Home they brought her warrior dead Summary

    The poem phenomenally portrays a mother’s unconditional love and care for her child.

     

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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.

     

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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. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. The brook is personified as a person in this poem. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. ExaRead more

    • Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. The brook is personified as a person in this poem.
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Examples- “To join the brimming river, / For men may come and men may go, / But I go on for ever”, “And here and there”
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “suddensally”, “hills I hurry”, “twenty thorpes”, “half a hundred”, “men may”, “field and fallow”, “fairy foreland”, “With willow-weed”, “foamy flake”, “golden gravel”, “skimming swallows”, “sandy shallows”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery throughout the poem to describe the places that the brook flows through and the things it sees.
    • Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. Many of the sentences in this poem span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.
    • Onomatopoeia– It is the use of sounds for literary effect. Examples- “I chatter over stony ways, / In little sharps and trebles, / I bubble into eddying bays, / I babble on the pebbles”, “I chatter, chatter, as I flow”, “I murmur under moon and stars”

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