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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows: Metaphor: ‘star of earth’ refers to tomatoes in this poem. Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘butter dishes/ butter saltcellars’, and ‘cool completeness’. Imagery: Throughout the poem, vivid visual imagery had been empRead more

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

    • Metaphor: ‘star of earth’ refers to tomatoes in this poem.
    • Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘butter dishes/ butter saltcellars’, and ‘cool completeness’.
    • Imagery: Throughout the poem, vivid visual imagery had been employed. An example would be ‘the knife/sinks/into living flesh/red/viscera’. 

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is tomatoes. As can be seen from the title, the poem revolves around tomatoes, using it to reveal the strained relationship between two enemy nations.   Ode To Tomatoes Summary 

    The central idea of this poem is tomatoes. As can be seen from the title, the poem revolves around tomatoes, using it to reveal the strained relationship between two enemy nations.

     

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  1. This poem is in the form of an ode that praises tomatoes. The lines of the poem are encompassed in a single stanza. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme.   Ode to Tomatoes Summary

    This poem is in the form of an ode that praises tomatoes. The lines of the poem are encompassed in a single stanza. Written in free verse, it does not follow a rhyme scheme.

     

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  1. The theme of this poem is diplomatic relationships between nations. Through the progression of the verses, the journey of Chile and Spain from being bitter rivals to learning to accept each other is brought out.    Ode to Tomatoes Summary

    The theme of this poem is diplomatic relationships between nations. Through the progression of the verses, the journey of Chile and Spain from being bitter rivals to learning to accept each other is brought out. 

     

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  1. This excerpt has stanzas and lines of varying lengths. It has no apparent rhyme scheme and is written in blank verse.   From i explain a things Summary

    This excerpt has stanzas and lines of varying lengths. It has no apparent rhyme scheme and is written in blank verse.

     

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  1. Simile: The dry face of Castille, Like a sea of leather. ‘dry face of Castille’ is compared to ‘a sea of leather’ with the usage of like. Metaphor: A couple of examples would be: ‘fine frenzied’, ‘born bullets’. Anaphora: Repetition of the same phrases has been used for emphasis in the following linRead more

    1. Simile: The dry face of Castille, Like a sea of leather. ‘dry face of Castille’ is compared to ‘a sea of leather’ with the usage of like.
    2. Metaphor: A couple of examples would be: ‘fine frenzied’, ‘born bullets’.
    3. Anaphora: Repetition of the same phrases has been used for emphasis in the following lines: And one morning all of that burned; And one morning the bonfires

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the death and gore that accompanies a war, a civil war even more so. It details on how the war had the power to completely destroy what was once a beautiful, prosperous land by committing the most heinous of acts imaginable. From I Explain a few things Summary

    The central idea of this poem is the death and gore that accompanies a war, a civil war even more so. It details on how the war had the power to completely destroy what was once a beautiful, prosperous land by committing the most heinous of acts imaginable.

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  1. Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities. Example- And it was at that age . . . poetry arrived   Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- in search ofRead more

    1. Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities.

    Example- And it was at that age . . . poetry arrived

     

    1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.

    Example- in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t know where

     

    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- fever or forgotten wings,

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