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    Anastrophe: The syntactic reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence. As in the line ‘my grief a proud man heard’ the proper syntax should have been ‘A proud man heard my grief’. Alliteration: A poetic device that uses the same letter sound at the start of adjacent or closelRead more

    1. Anastrophe: The syntactic reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence. As in the line ‘my grief a proud man heard’ the proper syntax should have been ‘A proud man heard my grief’.
    2. Alliteration: A poetic device that uses the same letter sound at the start of adjacent or closely connected words in a sentence. The first eight lines show the instance with such words as ‘distressed’, ‘proud’,’ heard’, ‘cold’, ‘gold’, where there is the internal Alliteration /d/ sounds.
    3. Aphorism: A statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner. For example, “Oh! Gold is great. But greater far Is heavenly sympathy!”
    4. Juxtaposition: It means placing two things side by side so as to highlight their differences. For example, “night and day”
    5. Rhetorical Question: It is asked when the speaker already knows the answer and is not expecting or needing any information from the listener. For example, “For all he did to me?”

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  1. This poem is set at a difficult time in the poet’s life. At this time, the poet was injured and lying by the side of the road. In the absence of any human company, he was distressed. He was also in great pain, both physically and mentally. The poet goes on to describe two different resolutions to thRead more

    This poem is set at a difficult time in the poet’s life. At this time, the poet was injured and lying by the side of the road. In the absence of any human company, he was distressed. He was also in great pain, both physically and mentally. The poet goes on to describe two different resolutions to this setting. Both of these resolutions are contrasts to each other, and his message is conveyed through the device of this very contrast in the scenario.

     

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