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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem A Father to His Son: Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Example- “Life is a soft loam” Personification- Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelingsRead more

    Following poetic devices have been used in the poem A Father to His Son:

    1. Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Example- “Life is a soft loam”
    2. 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. Examples- “lazy days”, “a world resenting change”
    3. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “frail flower”, “whatever the white lies”
    4. 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.
    5. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Throughout this poem, the phrase “Tell him” is repeatedly used to emphasize the poet’s instructions.

    Summary of the Poem a Father to His Son by Carl August Sandburg

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  1. Through this poem, the poet provides moral advice that a father might give his son. A father must tell his son to be both strong and gentle. He must not be greedy or waste time, and he must learn from his mistakes. Most of all, he must be true to himself so he can push forward and bring change to thRead more

    Through this poem, the poet provides moral advice that a father might give his son. A father must tell his son to be both strong and gentle. He must not be greedy or waste time, and he must learn from his mistakes. Most of all, he must be true to himself so he can push forward and bring change to the world. The poet provides us with many life lessons that anyone can follow to become a good and successful human being.

    Summary of the Poem a Father to His Son by Carl August Sandburg

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Following poetic/literary devices have been used in the poem Fog by Carl Sandburg: Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem fog and the movements of fog are compared with cat. Enjambment: It isRead more

    Following poetic/literary devices have been used in the poem Fog by Carl Sandburg:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem fog and the movements of fog are compared with cat.
    2. Enjambment: It is the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza. In the poem, we find sentence continuing to next lines.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The tone of the poem Fog is calm, mysterious, light and playful. The fog appears quietly and sits there quietly and finally goes away. At every movement, it looks like something will happen. However nothing happens and the poem ends. Read summary of this poem.

    The tone of the poem Fog is calm, mysterious, light and playful. The fog appears quietly and sits there quietly and finally goes away. At every movement, it looks like something will happen. However nothing happens and the poem ends.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem Fog does not have a proper rhyme scheme. It is written in free verse. There are two stanzas in the poem. The first stanza consists of two lines while the next one consists of four stanzas. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem Fog does not have a proper rhyme scheme. It is written in free verse. There are two stanzas in the poem. The first stanza consists of two lines while the next one consists of four stanzas.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The poem is set in Chicago near a harbour or dock. It is day time and perhaps there is a little bit winter in the area. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem is set in Chicago near a harbour or dock. It is day time and perhaps there is a little bit winter in the area.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Both Fog and Mending Wall are nature's poems. Both are written in open verse. Both of them use common man language and both are written in iambic pentameter. Poets of both the poems belong to USA. Read summary of this poem.

    Both Fog and Mending Wall are nature’s poems. Both are written in open verse. Both of them use common man language and both are written in iambic pentameter. Poets of both the poems belong to USA.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    One of the themes of the poem Fog is change. In the poem, the city appears to be normal as usual activities are taking place. However fog comes silently like a cat and thus everything changes. There is no visibility and most of the work comes to a halt. Even the poet has to sit and wait for the fogRead more

    One of the themes of the poem Fog is change. In the poem, the city appears to be normal as usual activities are taking place. However fog comes silently like a cat and thus everything changes. There is no visibility and most of the work comes to a halt. Even the poet has to sit and wait for the fog to go away.

    Finally after waiting for sometime, it moves on. Again change takes place. Hence the poem depicts that nothing lasts forever.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    The fog comes silently because its movements are like that of cat. It's a part of nature and thus patient and never hurries. It has nothing to do with humans and does not depend on them. hence it comes without warning and silently. It sits in the city looking over the surroundings and finally goes aRead more

    The fog comes silently because its movements are like that of cat. It’s a part of nature and thus patient and never hurries. It has nothing to do with humans and does not depend on them. hence it comes without warning and silently. It sits in the city looking over the surroundings and finally goes away.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In the poem, fog is considered as similar to the cat as like the cat, fog comes silently and sits without any movement looking over the surroundings and finally it goes away silently. Here the poetic device used is called metaphor in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to whichRead more

    In the poem, fog is considered as similar to the cat as like the cat, fog comes silently and sits without any movement looking over the surroundings and finally it goes away silently.

    Here the poetic device used is called metaphor in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

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