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  1. This poem talks about the deteriorating state of our society. People pretend to be nice when they do not feel any actual friendliness in their heart. Society forces us to put on fake smiles and deceive people. The poet wishes to become a child like his son and get away from such fake customs so he cRead more

    This poem talks about the deteriorating state of our society. People pretend to be nice when they do not feel any actual friendliness in their heart. Society forces us to put on fake smiles and deceive people. The poet wishes to become a child like his son and get away from such fake customs so he can be free and happy again.

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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “So show me, son”, “But believe me” Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “with all their conforming smiles/ Like a fixed portrait smile”, “ShowsRead more

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Sshow me, son”, “But believe me”
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “with all their conforming smiles/ Like a fixed portrait smile”, “Shows only my teeth like a snake’s bare fangs”
    3. 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.
    4. Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Example- “ice-block-cold eyes”.

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