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  1. Anaphora: An anaphora is a technique where several phrases (or verses in a poem) begin with the same word or words. e.g. “They growl at that and they growl at this; They growl at the rain and they growl at the sun;” Epithet: An epithet is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regaRead more

    1. Anaphora: An anaphora is a technique where several phrases (or verses in a poem) begin with the same word or words. e.g. “They growl at that and they growl at this; They growl at the rain and they growl at the sun;”
    1. Epithet: An epithet is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or the thing mentioned. e.g. grumble family, complaining street
    2. Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in successive or nearby words. E.g. High- Humble, They’d- They’d, Growl- Grumble, Long- Learn, Smile- Song.
    3. The rhyming scheme is ‘aabb’.
    4. Contrast: Contrast means opposite and noticeable difference. It usually shows up in pairs. Eg. “The weather is always too hot or cold”.

    The Grumble Family Poem Summary

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  1. This is a humorous poem about a grumble family. This grumble family always complains about silly matters. They lived in the street of complaining, in the city of ‘ Never-Are-Satisfied, beside the river of Discontent’. They always find wrong in everything and everywhere. They are always known by theRead more

    This is a humorous poem about a grumble family. This grumble family always complains about silly matters. They lived in the street of complaining, in the city of ‘ Never-Are-Satisfied, beside the river of Discontent’. They always find wrong in everything and everywhere. They are always known by the name of Grumble.

    All of their comments are negative and critical and their focus is only on the bad. If they see the sun shining, they will complain that it is too hot. If they see the snow falling, they will complain that it is too cold. Their first instinct s to find something to complain and murmur about People, who stay in their house for a long time, will learn their ways of grumbling and before they realize the truth of their terrible jumble, they are adopted into their family.

    Thus we should learn to walk with a smile and a song. We should never be a complainer but always try our best to be an optimist who sees the good in everything.

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