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  1. According to the poet, life is not just sweet dreams. It is full of hardships. Until a person does not face problems and troubles in his/her life, he will not be able to live it. When a child grows up, he faces challenges at every phase. He has to bear thirst and hunger, he has to face failures, heRead more

    According to the poet, life is not just sweet dreams. It is full of hardships. Until a person does not face problems and troubles in his/her life, he will not be able to live it. When a child grows up, he faces challenges at every phase. He has to bear thirst and hunger, he has to face failures, he has to bear heart-breaks and so on. Hence the children should be ready to face the hardships of life and this will make them a mature human being.

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  1. Following poetic/literary devices or figures of speech have been used in the poem Life: Metaphor: It is a literary device that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. e.g. the poet compares life with a sweet dream and joy. Simile: It is a poRead more

    Following poetic/literary devices or figures of speech have been used in the poem Life:

    1. Metaphor: It is a literary device that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. the poet compares life with a sweet dream and joy.
    2. Simile: It is a poetic device used to make comparison between two different things using “as” or “like”. e.g. “your hearts like billow”
    3. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-human things. e.g. “some resistless hour shall rise and move your heart”. 
    4. Symbolism: It is the use of symbols to represent things. e.g. “flames of amber and amethyst” symbolise struggles of life, “burn your brows with blood-red suffering” symbolise the pain which we bear when we grow up, “dream-shattering years” symbolise struggles of humans in their youth.
    5. Alliteration: it is the use of the same letter or sound at the beginning of words that are close together. e.g. “life is a lovely stalactite”, “carnival of careless joy”, “burn your brows with blood-red sufferings”, “great grief”, wounded with fierce desire and worn with strife”.

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