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    The excerpt here consists of three stanzas with lines of varying length. It has an equally varying rhyme scheme which shifts from ‘abbaa’ in stanza one to ‘aabb’ in stanza two to ‘abccba’ in the third stanza.   How beautiful is the rain Summary

    The excerpt here consists of three stanzas with lines of varying length. It has an equally varying rhyme scheme which shifts from ‘abbaa’ in stanza one to ‘aabb’ in stanza two to ‘abccba’ in the third stanza.

     

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    Repetition: The phrase ‘How beautiful is the rain!’ is repeated throughout the poem for added emphasis. Simile: Raindrops falling on roofs in compared to that of hoofs trampling with the use of the word ‘like’ as can be seen from the lines ‘How it clatters along the roof/Like the tramp of hoofs’. AgRead more

    1. Repetition: The phrase ‘How beautiful is the rain!’ is repeated throughout the poem for added emphasis.
    2. Simile: Raindrops falling on roofs in compared to that of hoofs trampling with the use of the word ‘like’ as can be seen from the lines ‘How it clatters along the roof/Like the tramp of hoofs’. Again, the flow of river is also compared to a ‘river’.
    3. Visual Imagery: Usage of the words ‘gushes’, ‘pours’ and the similes previously noted are all examples of the vivid visual imagery employed in the poem.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is appreciation of nature. A simple seasonal change is glorified, being added beauty to through this poem.   How beautiful is the rain Summary

    The central idea of this poem is appreciation of nature. A simple seasonal change is glorified, being added beauty to through this poem.

     

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  1. This poem is a short, lyric poem. Divided into quatrains, it has a simple rhyme scheme of abab cdcd and so on and so forth.   An April Day Summary

    This poem is a short, lyric poem. Divided into quatrains, it has a simple rhyme scheme of abab cdcd and so on and so forth.

     

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  1. The poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Syncope: Words are shortened with the usage of an apostrophe to maintain the rhyme scheme. An example would be “'T”.   2. Alliteration: Some of them found in the poem are: “'T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs”Read more

    The poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Syncope:

    Words are shortened with the usage of an apostrophe to maintain the rhyme scheme. An example would be “’T”.

     

    2. Alliteration:

    Some of them found in the poem are: “’T is sweet to visit the still wood, where springs”, “hollows of the hills”.

     

    3. Visual Imagery:

    The poem uses a number of visual imageries in order to describe the beauty of the Spring. Examples would be “warm sun”, “dark and many-folded clouds”, and “silver woods”.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the appreciation of the beauty of nature, Spring in particular. The persona describes in detail how Spring brings forth joy to anything and everything in the month of April.   An April Day Summary

    The central idea of this poem is the appreciation of the beauty of nature, Spring in particular. The persona describes in detail how Spring brings forth joy to anything and everything in the month of April.

     

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  1. 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. The wind that announces daybreak is personified in this poem. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closeRead more

    1. 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. The wind that announces daybreak is personified in this poem.
    2. Alliteration– It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “O mists, make room”, “chanticleer, / Your clarion”
    3. Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Here, “leafy banners” is a metaphor for the trees’ branches.

     

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  1. The central idea of the poem is the dawn. The night is over and as the day breaks out, a wind emerges from the see to announce the arrival of the new day. It sweeps over land and sea, asking everyone to wake up because the day had started.   Daybreak Summary

    The central idea of the poem is the dawn. The night is over and as the day breaks out, a wind emerges from the see to announce the arrival of the new day. It sweeps over land and sea, asking everyone to wake up because the day had started.

     

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  1. The rhyme scheme is ABACDC in stanza 1. In stanza 2, the rhyme scheme is ABCBDB. It varies slightly in each stanza.   The Village Blacksmith Summary

    The rhyme scheme is ABACDC in stanza 1. In stanza 2, the rhyme scheme is ABCBDB. It varies slightly in each stanza.

     

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