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  1. The main theme of this poem is kindness. The young boy sees the old lady struggling and comes around to help her out of the kindness of his heart. He wants his own mother to be treated just as kindly someday. Somebody’s Mother Poem Summary

    The main theme of this poem is kindness. The young boy sees the old lady struggling and comes around to help her out of the kindness of his heart. He wants his own mother to be treated just as kindly someday.

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  1. Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem Somebody's Mother: Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “The woman was old”, “streets were white”, “the crowded crossing”, “the slippery street”, “without huRead more

    Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem Somebody’s Mother:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “The woman was old”, “streets were white”, “the crowded crossing”, “the slippery street”, “without hurt or harm”, “His young heart happy”, “‘She’s somebody’s mother”, “someone, some time”, “somebody’s son”
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “Came happy boys, like a flock of sheep”
    3. Synecdoche- Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. Example- “her anxious eye”
    4. Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “At the crowded crossing she waited long”, “Hastened the children on their way”, “Her aged hand on his strong young arm/ She placed”.

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  1. The rhyme scheme of the poem Somebody's Mother is  is aabbcc in stanzas 3 and 6 and aabb in all the remaining stanzas. Somebody’s Mother Poem Summary

    The rhyme scheme of the poem Somebody’s Mother is  is aabbcc in stanzas 3 and 6 and aabb in all the remaining stanzas.

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