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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Incident of the French Camp: Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Stood on our storming-day”, “army-leader Lannes”, “held himself erect”, “The Marshal’s in the market-place”Read more

    Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Incident of the French Camp:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Stood on our storming-day”, “army-leader Lannes”, “held himself erect”, “The Marshal’s in the market-place”, “bruised eaglet breathes”, “flag-bird flap”
    2. 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.
    3. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “his plans/ Soared up again like fire”
    4. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “bound on bound”
    5. 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. Example- “smiling joy”.

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  1. By showing us the young soldier who proudly performs his duty to his country even at the cost of death, this poem applauds bravery, patriotism and sacrifice. It shows us how dying for the country only brings a smile to the soldier boy’s face and makes us aware of the intense joy that can be found inRead more

    By showing us the young soldier who proudly performs his duty to his country even at the cost of death, this poem applauds bravery, patriotism and sacrifice. It shows us how dying for the country only brings a smile to the soldier boy’s face and makes us aware of the intense joy that can be found in serving the nation. Heroism and bravery are the main themes of the poem.

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    The narrator of the poem, The Patriot, is the main character of the poem. The narrator who is the patriot is shown to be disrespected when at one time, he was popular because of his loyalty and bravery. He was a celebrated person in his country and once when he opposed the cruel ruler, he was shamedRead more

    The narrator of the poem, The Patriot, is the main character of the poem. The narrator who is the patriot is shown to be disrespected when at one time, he was popular because of his loyalty and bravery. He was a celebrated person in his country and once when he opposed the cruel ruler, he was shamed by the public. The once celebrated patriot has now become the traitor. But the narrator is not ashamed of the mistake which he has committed, as he knows that he will be welcomed by God because He accepts all truthfulness.

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    When the Patriot is being taken away along the streets, he is regretting as all the good deeds he has done for his countrymen has gone in vain. All the people called him as the traitor and they “fling, whoever has a mind, stones at me for my year’s misdeeds.”Read summary of The Patriot

    When the Patriot is being taken away along the streets, he is regretting as all the good deeds he has done for his countrymen has gone in vain. All the people called him as the traitor and they “fling, whoever has a mind, stones at me for my year’s misdeeds.”

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  1. The atmosphere almost seemed as if “broke into a mist with bells.” The air is exuberant with the people celebrating the loyalty and bravery of the patriot. The streets are decorated; “roses, roses all the way” and the people’s cries are heard all over.Read summary of The Patriot

    The atmosphere almost seemed as if “broke into a mist with bells.” The air is exuberant with the people celebrating the loyalty and bravery of the patriot. The streets are decorated; “roses, roses all the way” and the people’s cries are heard all over.

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    In the last lines of the poem, the narrator remains hopeful, even after shattering all hopes, as he knows that he will find peace in the paradise. He knows that God will accept him as He is aware of all truthfulness. God will give justice and the Patriot is in hopes for that. Read summary of The PatRead more

    In the last lines of the poem, the narrator remains hopeful, even after shattering all hopes, as he knows that he will find peace in the paradise. He knows that God will accept him as He is aware of all truthfulness. God will give justice and the Patriot is in hopes for that.

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  1. The two systems of justice that the poet talks about in the poem, “The Patriot”, are the judgement of humans in the mortal life and the ultimate judgement of God in the heavenly life or the afterlife. Read summary of The Patriot

    The two systems of justice that the poet talks about in the poem, “The Patriot”, are the judgement of humans in the mortal life and the ultimate judgement of God in the heavenly life or the afterlife.

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  1. The auditory images used in the poem can be seen when the poet says “It was roses, roses, all the way” and through the depiction of the town; “the church-spires flames, such flags they had.” The people’s joy for the Patriot can be seen when the poet says “The air broke into a mist with bells,/ The oRead more

    The auditory images used in the poem can be seen when the poet says “It was roses, roses, all the way” and through the depiction of the town; “the church-spires flames, such flags they had.” The people’s joy for the Patriot can be seen when the poet says “The air broke into a mist with bells,/ The old walls rocked with the crowd and cries.”

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    The poem, “The Patriot”, is a grim reminder that life is not always fair and predictable. It is rather uncertain. People can change faces everyday and only faith in God and truthfulness shall set one free. Read summary of The Patriot

    The poem, “The Patriot”, is a grim reminder that life is not always fair and predictable. It is rather uncertain. People can change faces everyday and only faith in God and truthfulness shall set one free.

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