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  1. Imagery: A literary device that refers to the use of figurative language to evoke a sensory experience or create a picture with words for a reader. For example, “And nodding by the fire, take down this book” Symbolism: Symbolism is using symbols to signify ideas and qualities, giving them symbolic mRead more

    • Imagery: A literary device that refers to the use of figurative language to evoke a sensory experience or create a picture with words for a reader. For example, “And nodding by the fire, take down this book”
    • Symbolism: Symbolism is using symbols to signify ideas and qualities, giving them symbolic meanings different from literal meanings. For Example, “grey and weak and full of sleep”
    • Consonance: Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line such as the sound of /n/ in “And bending down beside the glowing bars” and “And paced upon the mountains overhead”.
    • Personification: Personification is to give human characteristics to inanimate objects. For example, “Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled”, as if the love is human and it can move.
    • Enjambment: It is defined as a thought in a verse that does not come to an end at a line break; instead, it rolls over to the next line. Such as,

    “And paced upon the mountains overhead

    And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”

    • Alliteration: A literary device that reflects repetition in two or more nearby words of initial consonant sounds. For example, the sound of /h/ in “And hid his face amid a crowd of stars”.

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  1. The poet has addressed this poem to his beloved, Maud Gonne, who never reciprocated his love. The speaker of the poem dramatizes his unreturned love by giving a future warning to the girl of the present day. He tells her that when she grows old, she will get flashbacks and memories and she will regrRead more

    The poet has addressed this poem to his beloved, Maud Gonne, who never reciprocated his love. The speaker of the poem dramatizes his unreturned love by giving a future warning to the girl of the present day. He tells her that when she grows old, she will get flashbacks and memories and she will regret the rejected love. The poem is full of a lover’s passion, intense feelings, and spirituality. It conveys a message that true love is indestructible and constant.

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    The black man saw an opportunity for revenge in this situation by not giving the log of wood to the dying fire, lest should that protect the white man. Read summary of The Cold Within

    The black man saw an opportunity for revenge in this situation by not giving the log of wood to the dying fire, lest should that protect the white man.

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    The second man showed religious intolerance by not giving his log to the communal fire. Read summary of The Cold Within

    The second man showed religious intolerance by not giving his log to the communal fire.

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    The poor had hatred for the rich. He lived in a constant fear of the rich man taking away all that he had, hence, he refused to give his log of wood. On the other hand, the rich man believed that all the wealth in the world should belong to the rich and looked down upon the poor man by not giving hiRead more

    The poor had hatred for the rich. He lived in a constant fear of the rich man taking away all that he had, hence, he refused to give his log of wood. On the other hand, the rich man believed that all the wealth in the world should belong to the rich and looked down upon the poor man by not giving his log of wood to the dying fire.

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    The rich man was similar to that of the poor man in the sense, out of societal prejudices and class discrimination, both of them held back their log of wood, lest should the other person feel warm and eventually both of them succumbed to their deaths. Read summary of The Cold Within

    The rich man was similar to that of the poor man in the sense, out of societal prejudices and class discrimination, both of them held back their log of wood, lest should the other person feel warm and eventually both of them succumbed to their deaths.

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    The five other persons in the group referred to the poet were a white person who hates black man, a man who suffered from religious intolerance, a poor man who is envy of the rich, a rich man who did not care for the poor and a black man revengeful of the whites. Read summary of The Cold Within

    The five other persons in the group referred to the poet were a white person who hates black man, a man who suffered from religious intolerance, a poor man who is envy of the rich, a rich man who did not care for the poor and a black man revengeful of the whites.

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    He thought that the rich was idle as all they cared about was money and has no regards for other, especially the poor who worked hard day and night for a meagre amount. Read summary of The Cold Within

    He thought that the rich was idle as all they cared about was money and has no regards for other, especially the poor who worked hard day and night for a meagre amount.

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    The third man just “gave his coat a hitch” indicating his discomfort and envy towards the rich man. Read summary of The Cold Within

    The third man just “gave his coat a hitch” indicating his discomfort and envy towards the rich man.

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