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  1. ‘Solitude’ by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is a three-stanza poem that is separated into sets of eight lines or octaves. Each of these octaves follows a consistent rhyme scheme of ABCBDEFE.   Solitude Summary

    ‘Solitude’ by Ella Wheeler Wilcox is a three-stanza poem that is separated into sets of eight lines or octaves. Each of these octaves follows a consistent rhyme scheme of ABCBDEFE.

     

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  1. Personification: The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. For example, “Laugh, and the World laughs with you.” Imagery: Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of meRead more

    1. Personification: The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form. For example, “Laugh, and the World laughs with you.”
    2. Imagery: Elements of a poem that invoke any of the five senses to create a set of mental images. For example, “nectared wine”
    3. Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For example, “Through the narrow aisles of pain”

     

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  1. The poem preaches about the "Law of Attraction". Through the poem, Wilcox reminds us that we must not only gravitate around those in jubilation and splendour, but we must also be around those in suffering, for we are well-equipped to reach out and draw them out their darkness. For there comes a timeRead more

    The poem preaches about the “Law of Attraction”. Through the poem, Wilcox reminds us that we must not only gravitate around those in jubilation and splendour, but we must also be around those in suffering, for we are well-equipped to reach out and draw them out their darkness. For there comes a time when we too will need someone to come to our aid when we are in emotional need.

     

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  1. Simile: The subject of the poem is described by comparing it to another object or subject, using 'as' or 'like'. For Example, “like an infant” Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For ExamRead more

    1. Simile: The subject of the poem is described by comparing it to another object or subject, using ‘as’ or ‘like’. For Example, “like an infant”
    2. Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For Example, “Parched face”
    3. Alliteration: The repetition of the same letter sound across the start of several words in a line of text. For example, “And soaked me, smoothing my frayed nerves.”

     

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  1. The poet talks about how the cool raindrops embraced her face when she was returning from her work. She explains how she was soaked and though it was surprising she felt very comforted. It wiped out the lines of daylong tiredness from her face.   First Showers Summary

    The poet talks about how the cool raindrops embraced her face when she was returning from her work. She explains how she was soaked and though it was surprising she felt very comforted. It wiped out the lines of daylong tiredness from her face.

     

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  1. Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For example, “I am a star fallen from the,” Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualitieRead more

    1. Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For example, “I am a star fallen from the,”
    2. Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualities. For example, “I am a kind word uttered and repeated”
    3. Enjambment: A literary device in which a line of poetry carries its idea or thought over to the next line without a grammatical pause. For example, “I am a kind word uttered and repeated By the voice of Nature;”

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  1. In the poem 'Song of The Flower', Khalil Gibran conveys the message that man should always see the brighter side of things instead of looking at the negative aspects. Just like the flower which is a part of both joy and sorrow but always looks up towards the light instead of looking at its shadow.Read more

    In the poem ‘Song of The Flower’, Khalil Gibran conveys the message that man should always see the brighter side of things instead of looking at the negative aspects. Just like the flower which is a part of both joy and sorrow but always looks up towards the light instead of looking at its shadow.

     

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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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