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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch” 2. Onomatopoeia- Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describeRead more

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch”

    2. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe. Example- “slushy sand”

    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “grey sea”, “long black land”, “yellow half-moon large and low”, “fiery ringlets”, “warm sea-scented beach”, “blue spurt of a lighted match”

    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The poem consists of two sentences that span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.

     

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  1. The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep loRead more

    The central idea of this poem is love. It tells us about a lover who makes a long journey one night to meet his beloved. When the two lovers finally meet, their hearts are beating together as though they are one. Both the lover’s journey and the final meeting of the two lovers showcase their deep love to us.

     

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Incident of the French Camp: Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Stood on our storming-day”, “army-leader Lannes”, “held himself erect”, “The Marshal’s in the market-place”Read more

    Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Incident of the French Camp:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Stood on our storming-day”, “army-leader Lannes”, “held himself erect”, “The Marshal’s in the market-place”, “bruised eaglet breathes”, “flag-bird flap”
    2. 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.
    3. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “his plans/ Soared up again like fire”
    4. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “bound on bound”
    5. 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- “smiling joy”.

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  1. By showing us the young soldier who proudly performs his duty to his country even at the cost of death, this poem applauds bravery, patriotism and sacrifice. It shows us how dying for the country only brings a smile to the soldier boy’s face and makes us aware of the intense joy that can be found inRead more

    By showing us the young soldier who proudly performs his duty to his country even at the cost of death, this poem applauds bravery, patriotism and sacrifice. It shows us how dying for the country only brings a smile to the soldier boy’s face and makes us aware of the intense joy that can be found in serving the nation. Heroism and bravery are the main themes of the poem.

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    The narrator of the poem, The Patriot, is the main character of the poem. The narrator who is the patriot is shown to be disrespected when at one time, he was popular because of his loyalty and bravery. He was a celebrated person in his country and once when he opposed the cruel ruler, he was shamedRead more

    The narrator of the poem, The Patriot, is the main character of the poem. The narrator who is the patriot is shown to be disrespected when at one time, he was popular because of his loyalty and bravery. He was a celebrated person in his country and once when he opposed the cruel ruler, he was shamed by the public. The once celebrated patriot has now become the traitor. But the narrator is not ashamed of the mistake which he has committed, as he knows that he will be welcomed by God because He accepts all truthfulness.

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    When the Patriot is being taken away along the streets, he is regretting as all the good deeds he has done for his countrymen has gone in vain. All the people called him as the traitor and they “fling, whoever has a mind, stones at me for my year’s misdeeds.”Read summary of The Patriot

    When the Patriot is being taken away along the streets, he is regretting as all the good deeds he has done for his countrymen has gone in vain. All the people called him as the traitor and they “fling, whoever has a mind, stones at me for my year’s misdeeds.”

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  1. The atmosphere almost seemed as if “broke into a mist with bells.” The air is exuberant with the people celebrating the loyalty and bravery of the patriot. The streets are decorated; “roses, roses all the way” and the people’s cries are heard all over.Read summary of The Patriot

    The atmosphere almost seemed as if “broke into a mist with bells.” The air is exuberant with the people celebrating the loyalty and bravery of the patriot. The streets are decorated; “roses, roses all the way” and the people’s cries are heard all over.

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    In the last lines of the poem, the narrator remains hopeful, even after shattering all hopes, as he knows that he will find peace in the paradise. He knows that God will accept him as He is aware of all truthfulness. God will give justice and the Patriot is in hopes for that. Read summary of The PatRead more

    In the last lines of the poem, the narrator remains hopeful, even after shattering all hopes, as he knows that he will find peace in the paradise. He knows that God will accept him as He is aware of all truthfulness. God will give justice and the Patriot is in hopes for that.

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