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  1. The poem centres around the themes of time and immortality. It describes the metaphorical life cycle of the river alongside that of humankind. The poetess in a subtle yet beautiful manner narrates how an individual passes from one stage of life to the next.  The River Poem Summary by Caroline Ann BoRead more

    The poem centres around the themes of time and immortality. It describes the metaphorical life cycle of the river alongside that of humankind. The poetess in a subtle yet beautiful manner narrates how an individual passes from one stage of life to the next. 

    The River Poem Summary by Caroline Ann Bowles

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  1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- River, river, little river! Personification: Personification is a type of figurative language in which non-human things are described as having human attributes. Example- O’er the yellow pebRead more

    1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- River, river, little river!
    2. Personification: Personification is a type of figurative language in which non-human things are described as having human attributes. Example- O’er the yellow pebbles dancing,
    3. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things. Example- Like a child at play
    4. Anaphora: It is the repetition of a certain word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines of writing or speech. Example- Sea that line hath never sounded, Sea that sail hath never rounded
    5. Epithet: It is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or the thing mentioned. Example- little river
    6. Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that sparks the senses. It need not be only visual, it can relate any of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell). Example- yellow pebbles.

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