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  1. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Home, home, sweet, sweet home! / There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!” Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “pRead more

    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Home, home, sweet, sweet home! / There’s no place like home, oh, there’s no place like home!”
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “pleasures and palaces”, “the sky seems”, “mmother”, “the woodbine, whose”, “a fond father’s”
    • 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. Example- “To thee I’ll return” (The poet is addressing his home as a person here)

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  1. The main theme of this poem is home. No matter where we go, there will never be a place as comforting as home. Nothing compares to the joy that home brings. There is no place like home.   Home sweet home summary

    The main theme of this poem is home. No matter where we go, there will never be a place as comforting as home. Nothing compares to the joy that home brings. There is no place like home.

     

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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “loves to lie”, “loves to live”, “pleased with what”, “Here shall he see” Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Come hither, come hithRead more

    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “loves to lie”, “loves to live”, “pleased with what”, “Here shall he see”
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “Come hither, come hither, come hither! / Here shall he see/ No enemy/ But winter and rough weather.”
    • 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. Example- “No enemy/ But winter and rough weather.”

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  1. The main theme of this poem is Nature. Nature provides man with relaxation. A simple and happy life free of the evils of civilisation can only be found in Nature. The speaker invites people who seek a simple and merry way of life to join him under the greenwood tree, his home at the heart of Nature.Read more

    The main theme of this poem is Nature. Nature provides man with relaxation. A simple and happy life free of the evils of civilisation can only be found in Nature. The speaker invites people who seek a simple and merry way of life to join him under the greenwood tree, his home at the heart of Nature.

     

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  1. 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. The brook is personified as a person in this poem. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. ExaRead more

    • 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. The brook is personified as a person in this poem.
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Examples- “To join the brimming river, / For men may come and men may go, / But I go on for ever”, “And here and there”
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “suddensally”, “hills I hurry”, “twenty thorpes”, “half a hundred”, “men may”, “field and fallow”, “fairy foreland”, “With willow-weed”, “foamy flake”, “golden gravel”, “skimming swallows”, “sandy shallows”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery throughout the poem to describe the places that the brook flows through and the things it sees.
    • Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. Many of the sentences in this poem span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.
    • Onomatopoeia– It is the use of sounds for literary effect. Examples- “I chatter over stony ways, / In little sharps and trebles, / I bubble into eddying bays, / I babble on the pebbles”, “I chatter, chatter, as I flow”, “I murmur under moon and stars”

    The Brook Summary

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  1. The main theme of the poem is the beauty and power of nature. We realise the beauty of nature when the brook describes the beautiful sights it sees. The amazing journey it makes to finally join the river shows us its power. The poem also touches on the mortality of man versus the eternity of nature.Read more

    The main theme of the poem is the beauty and power of nature. We realise the beauty of nature when the brook describes the beautiful sights it sees. The amazing journey it makes to finally join the river shows us its power. The poem also touches on the mortality of man versus the eternity of nature. While men will live and die, the brook will go on forever.

     

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  1. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “lamps would shine, / Yellow as honey, red as wine”, beads “clustered thick as seeds”, “Her trembling lake like foamless seas” Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. ExaRead more

    • Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “lamps would shine, / Yellow as honey, red as wine”, beads “clustered thick as seeds”, “Her trembling lake like foamless seas”
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “If I were Lord of Tartary”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery to describe the beauty of Tartary and his experience as its ruler.
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Myself and me”, “mandoline, / Made music”, “zebras seven should”, “Through Tartary’s”
    • Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “Of beaten gold my throne”, “And in my court should peacocks flaunt”, “And in my forests tigers haunt”, “And in my pools great fishes slant/ Their fins athwart the sun”, “Trumpeters every day/ To every meal would summon me”, “zebras seven”, “ere should wane the morning-star”

     

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  1. The main theme of this poem is imagination and adventure. Both the poet and us are aware of the imaginary nature of Tartary, as well as the impossibility of being its ruler. But we still go along with the poet in imagining the wonderful things and the amazing adventures that he would have as Lord ofRead more

    The main theme of this poem is imagination and adventure. Both the poet and us are aware of the imaginary nature of Tartary, as well as the impossibility of being its ruler. But we still go along with the poet in imagining the wonderful things and the amazing adventures that he would have as Lord of Tartary. This shows us the power of imagination and how it can take us on many adventures.

     

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    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “busy bee”, “How skillfully she”, “she spreads”   How Doth the Little Busy Bee Summary

    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “busy bee”, “How skillfully she”, “she spreads”  

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    The poet praises the hard work and skill of the bee. She does her work with great energy to make a good life for herself. Hard work is the main theme of this poem.   How Doth the Little Busy Bee Summary

    The poet praises the hard work and skill of the bee. She does her work with great energy to make a good life for herself. Hard work is the main theme of this poem.  

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