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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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are personified in this poem. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closeRead more

    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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are personified in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “new-mown mead”, “from the stove there shrills”
    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “the hot sun”, “cooling trees”, “a lone winter evening, when the frost/ Has wrought a silence”, “some grassy hills”

    The Poetry Of Earth Summary

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what seasoRead more

    The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what season it is. The earth is always poetic and beauty.

     

    The Poetry of Earth Summary

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  1. Imagery- Imagery can be defined as a writer or speaker's use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation. Example- Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.   Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.Read more

    1. Imagery– Imagery can be defined as a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation.

    Example- Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.

     

    1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.

    Example- We had nothing to do and nothing to say.

     

    1. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two things by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.

    Example- And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.

     

    1. Anaphora– Anaphora is a device in which a phrase or word is repeated at the start of successive phrases, sentences, or clauses.

    Example- And doubled up, shaking silently,

    And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft

     

    1. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe.

    Example- Click!

     

    Daddy fell into the pond Summary

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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch” 2. Onomatopoeia- Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describeRead more

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch”

    2. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe. Example- “slushy sand”

    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “grey sea”, “long black land”, “yellow half-moon large and low”, “fiery ringlets”, “warm sea-scented beach”, “blue spurt of a lighted match”

    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The poem consists of two sentences that span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.

     

    Meeting at Night Summary

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  1. The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep loRead more

    The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep love to us.

     

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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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