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

    In order to describe the coming and going off of the fog, the poet compares it to the cat. According to him, fog comes on little cat feet i.e. silently and without any warning. It sits there and looks over the city and dock and finally moves on without making any noise. Read summary of this poem.

    In order to describe the coming and going off of the fog, the poet compares it to the cat. According to him, fog comes on little cat feet i.e. silently and without any warning. It sits there and looks over the city and dock and finally moves on without making any noise.

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

    The poet compares fog with cat. According to him, it comes little cat feet. Thus in the very first line, the pet imagines as if the fog is a living being. Further, it sits and looks over the city and docks on silent (not making any movement) buttocks and finally moves on. All these characteristics aRead more

    The poet compares fog with cat. According to him, it comes little cat feet. Thus in the very first line, the pet imagines as if the fog is a living being. Further, it sits and looks over the city and docks on silent (not making any movement) buttocks and finally moves on.

    All these characteristics are that of living beings but the poet inscribes them to the fog. In this way he makes the fog a living being.

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