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    Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. The phrase “tell me” is an example of repetition in this poem. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “‘AnAutumn evening”, “With a wind” MetaphorRead more

    1. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. The phrase “tell me” is an example of repetition in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “‘AnAutumn evening”, “With a wind”
    3. Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. In this poem, the autumn evening with the mournful wind is a metaphor for nostalgia, the young bird preparing for flight is a metaphor for heading towards the future, and the infinite sea is a metaphor for the endless possibilities that the future holds.
    4. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “An Autumn evening soft and mild”, “A green and flowery spray”, “A sea beneath a cloudless sun;/ A mighty, glorious, dazzling sea”

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    As the title suggests, the main themes of this poem are the past, the present and the future. The poet uses a small child’s perspective and simple images to convey what these time periods truly mean to human beings. People are nostalgic for the past, happy in the present, and eager for the endless oRead more

    As the title suggests, the main themes of this poem are the past, the present and the future. The poet uses a small child’s perspective and simple images to convey what these time periods truly mean to human beings. People are nostalgic for the past, happy in the present, and eager for the endless opportunities that the future holds.  

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