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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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are 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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are personified in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “new-mown mead”, “from the stove there shrills”
    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “the hot sun”, “cooling trees”, “a lone winter evening, when the frost/ Has wrought a silence”, “some grassy hills”

    The Poetry Of Earth Summary

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what seasoRead more

    The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what season it is. The earth is always poetic and beauty.

     

    The Poetry of Earth Summary

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  1. Alliteration: Use of consonant sound at the start of two words which are close in series  Eg.  Sleep full of sweet dreams, the sound of ‘s’ is repeated, Metaphor: Compares one kind of thing to another kind of thing. Eg, A bower quiet for us (calmness of the bower is compared to the calming effect ofRead more

    • Alliteration: Use of consonant sound at the start of two words which are close in series  Eg.  Sleep full of sweet dreams, the sound of ‘s’ is repeated,
    • Metaphor: Compares one kind of thing to another kind of thing. Eg, A bower quiet for us (calmness of the bower is compared to the calming effect of a beautiful thing)
    • Anaphora: Use of same word in two consecutive lines. Anaphora serves the purpose of delivering an artistic effect to a passage. Eg. Of noble natures- Of all the unhealthy
    • Imagery: creating a sensory effect of beautiful things lined up in a string.  Eg. A flowery band to bind us,
    • Inversion: The normal order of words is reversed. Eg. ( Are we wreathing a flowery band)
    • Antithesis: opposite words placed together. Eg. Old and young

    A Thing of Beauty is Joy Forever summary

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  1. Beauty, according to the poet, is impermanent and provides us with the same pleasure over and over again. It brings us lifelong happiness and never fades. In this sad, prosaic world, beauty plays an integral part in our lives, helping us in remaining happy and joyous.   A Thing of Beauty is JoyRead more

    Beauty, according to the poet, is impermanent and provides us with the same pleasure over and over again. It brings us lifelong happiness and never fades. In this sad, prosaic world, beauty plays an integral part in our lives, helping us in remaining happy and joyous.

     

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