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  1. Metonymy- Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept. Examples- “Sceptre and crown” is a metonym for kings, “scythe and spade” is a metonym for farmers, “laurels” is a metonym for fame and achievemeRead more

    Metonymy– Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept. Examples- “Sceptre and crown” is a metonym for kings, “scythe and spade” is a metonym for farmers, “laurels” is a metonym for fame and achievement.

    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. Death is personified in this poem.

    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “shadows, not substantial”, “scythe and spade.”, “victor-victim”, “Smell sweet”

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

    Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Here, “glories of our blood and state” stands for the fame of noblemen and kings.

     

    Death the Leveller Summary

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  1. The central idea of the poem is the vanity and impermanence of earthly glory and power. Death knows no distinction, and carries off all alike- high and low, rich and poor, strong and weak- reducing them all to dust. It is only the memory of the good deeds done during our lifetime that will remain foRead more

    The central idea of the poem is the vanity and impermanence of earthly glory and power. Death knows no distinction, and carries off all alike- high and low, rich and poor, strong and weak- reducing them all to dust. It is only the memory of the good deeds done during our lifetime that will remain for ever.

     

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  1. The rhyme scheme for the poem is aaabcccdeeef. The poem features a basic rhyme that serves to produce a simple and joyful rhythm to accompany the song's theme. The last line of each stanza is the chorus.   Spring Summary

    The rhyme scheme for the poem is aaabcccdeeef. The poem features a basic rhyme that serves to produce a simple and joyful rhythm to accompany the song’s theme. The last line of each stanza is the chorus.

     

    Spring Summary

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  1. Metaphor- A phrase that makes a direct reference to one thing while addressing another. Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king.   Onomatopoeia- A term or phrase that phonetically imitates or mimics the sound it describes. Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!     Personification-WhenRead more

    • Metaphor- A phrase that makes a direct reference to one thing while addressing another.
    1. Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king.

     

    • Onomatopoeia- A term or phrase that phonetically imitates or mimics the sound it describes.
    1. Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!

     

     

    • Personification-When a thing or concept is depicted as a person/ living quality, it is called personification.
    1. The fields breathe sweet
    2. The daisies kiss our feet

     

    • Imagery- Descriptive language that inspires a mental image or other forms of sensory experiences, is referred to as imagery.
    1. Maids dance in a ring
    2. Pretty birds do sing

    Spring Summary

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  1. The main idea of the poem is to lay emphasis on the fact that nothing, according to the poet, is as lovely as spring. He goes on to describe the lushness, excitement, liveliness, and delight of the season. The speaker talks about how spring impacts everyone in the countryside. Spring Summary

    The main idea of the poem is to lay emphasis on the fact that nothing, according to the poet, is as lovely as spring. He goes on to describe the lushness, excitement, liveliness, and delight of the season. The speaker talks about how spring impacts everyone in the countryside.

    Spring Summary

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  1. Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an indirect comparison between two things without using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.  Example- In me thou see’st the twilight of such day Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phRead more

    • Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an indirect comparison between two things without using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.  Example- In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
    • Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence.

    Example- Death’s second self that seals up all in rest.

    • Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities.

    Example- Bare ruin’d choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.

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

    Example- Which by and by black night doth take away,

     

    That time of the year summary

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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “loves to lie”, “loves to live”, “pleased with what”, “Here shall he see” Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Come hither, come hithRead more

    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “loves to lie”, “loves to live”, “pleased with what”, “Here shall he see”
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Come hither, come hither, come hither! / Here shall he see/ No enemy/ But winter and rough weather.”
    • 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- “No enemy/ But winter and rough weather.”

    Under the Greenwood Tree summary

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  1. The main theme of this poem is Nature. Nature provides man with relaxation. A simple and happy life free of the evils of civilisation can only be found in Nature. The speaker invites people who seek a simple and merry way of life to join him under the greenwood tree, his home at the heart of Nature.Read more

    The main theme of this poem is Nature. Nature provides man with relaxation. A simple and happy life free of the evils of civilisation can only be found in Nature. The speaker invites people who seek a simple and merry way of life to join him under the greenwood tree, his home at the heart of Nature.

     

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