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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Metaphor: Referring to the metal splinter as ‘Little Assasin’ acts as a metaphor in the poem. Also, the persona’s voice is referred to as ‘a well/ of dark water, a prayer’. Apostrophe: The persona directly addressing the readerRead more

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

    • Metaphor: Referring to the metal splinter as ‘Little Assasin’ acts as a metaphor in the poem. Also, the persona’s voice is referred to as ‘a well/ of dark water, a prayer’.
    • Apostrophe: The persona directly addressing the reader with the usage of the word ‘you’ serves to be an apostrophe in the poem.
    • Personification: In the poem, ‘Death’ is personified with the capitalization of the letter D.

     

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  1. The central idea of the poem is childhood. The fears and happiness of the persona when they were a child and how it impacted their later life are revealed through the poem.   The Gift Summary

    The central idea of the poem is childhood. The fears and happiness of the persona when they were a child and how it impacted their later life are revealed through the poem.

     

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  1. This poem is divided into 4 stanzas consisting of lines of varying lengths. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme.    The Gift Summary 

    This poem is divided into 4 stanzas consisting of lines of varying lengths. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme. 

     

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  1. The theme of this poem is paternal relationship. Each stanza reveals the deep love the persona had for their father and how much they admired and respected them.    The Gift Summary 

    The theme of this poem is paternal relationship. Each stanza reveals the deep love the persona had for their father and how much they admired and respected them. 

     

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    This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Alliteration: An example would be ‘seasoned with slivers’. Simile:  In the lines ‘Then he lay down/to sleep like a snow-covered road’, the persona’s lying dead is compared to a ‘snow-covered road’. Metaphor: In the poem, ‘snow-cRead more

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

    1. Alliteration: An example would be ‘seasoned with slivers’.
    2. Simile:  In the lines ‘Then he lay down/to sleep like a snow-covered road’, the persona’s lying dead is compared to a ‘snow-covered road’.
    3. Metaphor: In the poem, ‘snow-covered road’ acts as a metaphor for loneliness

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is grief. The persona suffering in the wake of their father’s demise forms the crux of this poem.   Eating Together Summary 

    The central idea of this poem is grief. The persona suffering in the wake of their father’s demise forms the crux of this poem.

     

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  1. This poem consists of a single stanza made up of 12 lines. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme.    Eating Together Summary

    This poem consists of a single stanza made up of 12 lines. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme. 

     

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  1. The theme of this poem is death. Each line details the grief and suffering the persona suffers because of the untimely death of their father. Family can also be taken as a theme. How the death of the father is acutely felt by each member even while doing a mundane thing like having a meal together iRead more

    The theme of this poem is death. Each line details the grief and suffering the persona suffers because of the untimely death of their father. Family can also be taken as a theme. How the death of the father is acutely felt by each member even while doing a mundane thing like having a meal together is starkly highlighted in the poem.

     

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