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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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are personified in this poem. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closeRead more

    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 Grasshopper and the Cricket are personified in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “new-mown mead”, “from the stove there shrills”
    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “the hot sun”, “cooling trees”, “a lone winter evening, when the frost/ Has wrought a silence”, “some grassy hills”

    The Poetry Of Earth Summary

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  1. The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what seasoRead more

    The central idea of this poem is the poetry of earth and how it never ceases. Even in the hot summer, when the birds get tired, the grasshopper sings his song. And the cricket fills silent winter evenings with his own song. Therefore, there is always music to be found in nature, no matter what season it is. The earth is always poetic and beauty.

     

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  1. The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.   My Heart Leaps Up Summary

    The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.

     

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    Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an itemRead more

    • Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old
    • Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an item or occurrence from a different context. A rainbow in the sky
    • Paradox- A seemingly odd remark or claim that, upon careful observation, may turn out to be well-founded or correct. e.g. The Child is the father of the Man

    My Heart Leaps Up Summary

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  1. The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they wereRead more

    The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they were little. The poem claims that such unfettered admiration for nature makes life worthwhile.

     

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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. Sleep is personified in this poem. Enjambment- It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The first two stanzas of this poem coRead 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. Sleep is personified in this poem.

    Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The first two stanzas of this poem consist of one sentence. This is an example of enjambment.

    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “One after one”, “white sheets of water”, “Sleepless; and soon the small birds’”, “melodies/ Must hear”, “Sleep! by any stealth:/ So”, “blesséd barrier between”, “day and day”

     

    To Sleep Summary

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  1. Sleep is the central idea of the poem. The poet tries to sleep by thinking of various peaceful scenes, but still cannot. He really wishes sleep would come to him. Sleep brings fresh thoughts and joyous health to all, so we really need sleep. Sleep is very precious to all creatures.   To Sleep SRead more

    Sleep is the central idea of the poem. The poet tries to sleep by thinking of various peaceful scenes, but still cannot. He really wishes sleep would come to him. Sleep brings fresh thoughts and joyous health to all, so we really need sleep. Sleep is very precious to all creatures.

     

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  1. The rhyme scheme ‘abab’ is used in stanzas 1 and 4, whereas the ‘abcb’ scheme has been used in stanzas 2, 3, and 5. The poem is presented in the form of a dialogue between a child and a speaker who conveys it to an audience.   Piping Down the Valleys Wild Summary

    The rhyme scheme ‘abab’ is used in stanzas 1 and 4, whereas the ‘abcb’ scheme has been used in stanzas 2, 3, and 5. The poem is presented in the form of a dialogue between a child and a speaker who conveys it to an audience.

     

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