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  1. Anaphora- Anaphora is a device in which a phrase or word is repeated at the start of successive phrases, sentences, or clauses. Example- And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor—   Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same souRead more

    1. Anaphora– Anaphora is a device in which a phrase or word is repeated at the start of successive phrases, sentences, or clauses.

    Example- And splinters,

    And boards torn up,

    And places with no carpet on the floor—

     

    1. Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence.

    Example- Don’t you set down on the steps.

     

    1. Metaphor– A metaphor is a figure of speech that, for rhetorical effect, directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. It may provide clarity or identify hidden similarities between two different ideas.

    Example-  Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

     

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  1. The poem is a mother’s advice to her son charged with encouragement and inspiration to keep going, no matter how difficult life gets, he must not give up.   Mother to Son Summary

    The poem is a mother’s advice to her son charged with encouragement and inspiration to keep going, no matter how difficult life gets, he must not give up.

     

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Langston Hughes wrote The Dream because he wanted to express his feeling that African Americans in America were in a perpetual state of "The Dream deferred." In the poem, Langston Hughes uses the metaphor of "The Dream" (a reference to Davis' poem) to describe how African Americans in America were lRead more

    Langston Hughes wrote The Dream because he wanted to express his feeling that African Americans in America were in a perpetual state of “The Dream deferred.” In the poem, Langston Hughes uses the metaphor of “The Dream” (a reference to Davis’ poem) to describe how African Americans in America were living.

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    Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Of life, / Of life, / Of life!” Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Example- “Greengrasses grow” Imagery- Imagery refers to the elements of aRead more

    1. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Of life, / Of life, / Of life!”
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Example- “Greengrasses grow”
    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “Green grasses”, “silver rain”, “silken wings”
    4. 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. Examples- “The earth/ Puts forth new life again”, “flowers lift their heads”, “The butterflies/ Lift silken wings/ To catch a rainbow cry”, “trees put forth/ New leaves to sing/ In joy”

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    Rain is the main theme of this poem. Rain brings life to the earth. Grasses and leaves grow and flowers bloom because of the rain. Rain also brings joy to everyone, from nature to humans.   In Time of Silver Rain Summary

    Rain is the main theme of this poem. Rain brings life to the earth. Grasses and leaves grow and flowers bloom because of the rain. Rain also brings joy to everyone, from nature to humans.  

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    In the poem "I Dream a World", Langston Hughes says that "joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind". Here he is comparing joy with pearl. He makes this comparison because pearl is a precious stone which is found in deep oceans. It is very rare and hence costly. Similarly, the joy, accordiRead more

    In the poem “I Dream a World”, Langston Hughes says that “joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind”. Here he is comparing joy with pearl. He makes this comparison because pearl is a precious stone which is found in deep oceans.

    It is very rare and hence costly. Similarly, the joy, according to the poet is very rare and it is not accessible to all humans. Hence he desires that as pearl brings happiness to its owner, the joy may also reach all the humans of the world so that they may be able to live a happy and prosperous life.

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