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  1. Following poetic devices/literary devices have been used in the poem The House on Elm Street: Personification: representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form Example: “It sat alone”, “At night the house seems to be alive”, “It plays with your mind.”, “Beside the house sitsRead more

    Following poetic devices/literary devices have been used in the poem The House on Elm Street:

    1. Personification: representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form Example: “It sat alone”, “At night the house seems to be alive”, “It plays with your mind.”, “Beside the house sits a tree”
    2. Metaphor/ Synecdoche: a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. Example: “But at the same time, it is bare to the bone”
    3. Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Example: “And inside you can tell it has a ton of space”
    4. Onomatopoeia: a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing. Example: “Lights Flicker on and off”
    5. Paradox: a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true. Example: “It just sits there, never getting small or ever-growing tall.”
    6. Rhetorical Questions: a question asked to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. Example: “How could this be?” “What happened inside that house?”
    7. Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence. e.g. “bare to the bone”, “be a bit brighter”, “spring, summer”.

    The House on Elm Street Poem by Nadia Bush Summary in English

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  1. The house on Elm Street was abandoned. No one knows what happens there. It is a mysterious place. It had plenty of space. At night the house is well lit with lights, that go on and off. The poet is very often tempted to have a look at what happened inside but fear kept him from going into the house.Read more

    The house on Elm Street was abandoned. No one knows what happens there. It is a mysterious place. It had plenty of space. At night the house is well lit with lights, that go on and off. The poet is very often tempted to have a look at what happened inside but fear kept him from going into the house. He drives past the house every day.

    It looks bright on the summer day in May. It looks unique. There is a tree next to the house. It is always bare. It never has the leaves in any of the seasons. It is just there neither growing nor shrinking. Rumors are spread every day and each day the house becomes dim. Not knowing what happened inside the house, it remains a mystery.

    The House on Elm Street Poem by Nadia Bush Summary in English

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  1. The Secret of the Machines focuses on the implications of the rising importance of technology in our lives, commenting upon how man-made machines have now influenced our world. The various works that machines do for humans are highlighted in the poem, illustrating our ever-increasing dependence on tRead more

    The Secret of the Machines focuses on the implications of the rising importance of technology in our lives, commenting upon how man-made machines have now influenced our world. The various works that machines do for humans are highlighted in the poem, illustrating our ever-increasing dependence on them as well as the dark side of this automation of society as a whole.

    The poem is written in the first-person point of view of the machines who address humans and tell us about their origins, attributes, qualities, and capabilities, and also warns towards the end against the damaging consequences that may arise if humans mishandle machines or misjudge their nature.

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    Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /i/ in “It will vanish and the stars will shine again” and the sound of /ou/ in “Because, for all our power and weight and size”. Anaphora: It refers to the repetition of a word or expression in the first paRead more

    1. Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /i/ in “It will vanish and the stars will shine again” and the sound of /ou/ in “Because, for all our power and weight and size”.
    2. Anaphora: It refers to the repetition of a word or expression in the first part of some verses. For example, the words “We can” in the second stanza are repeated to emphasize the point.“We can pull and haul and push and lift and drive, We can print and plough and weave and heat and light, We can run and race and swim and fly and dive.
    3. Enjambment: It is defined as a thought in verse that does not come to an end at a line break; rather, it rolls over to the next line. For example, “You shall see and hear your crackling question hurled Across the arch of heaven while you wait.”
    4. Imagery: It is defined as a thought in verse that does not come to an end at a line break; rather, it rolls over to the next line. For example, “You shall see and hear your crackling question hurled Across the arch of heaven while you wait.”
    5. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between objects that are different in nature. The poet compares machines with humans throughout the poem.
    6. Rhetorical Question: A rhetorical question is a question that is not asked to receive an answer; it is just posed to make the point clear. For example, “And irrigate your orchards as it flows?” and “And lay their new-cut forests at your feet?”
    7. Symbolism:  The title symbolizes that machines also have secrets..
    8. Imagery: It is a description that creates a picture in the reader’s mind. It is used by the poet in the lines, “we can see and hear and count and read and write!
    9. Personification:  A thing, idea, or animal is given human qualities. We can pull and haul and push and lift and drive’. The machine is given human attributes.
    10. Hyperbole:  When a poet exaggerates in the poem, it is hyperbole. “We will serve you four and twenty hours a day”.
    11. Rhyme Scheme: The poem is composed in five stanzas with a rhyme scheme of “abab cdcd efef ghgh ijij”. This rhyming pattern is known as an alternate rhyme scheme or cross-rhyme.

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  1. The poet says that every woman is naturally beautiful. She is the symbol of power and strength. She is optimistic in her approach even at times of adversity. She is never a quitter and she is always persistent. She continues to care for her near and dear ones. She has no fear of anything. She is forRead more

    The poet says that every woman is naturally beautiful. She is the symbol of power and strength. She is optimistic in her approach even at times of adversity. She is never a quitter and she is always persistent. She continues to care for her near and dear ones. She has no fear of anything. She is forceful in her faiths and beliefs. We should never try to bring disgrace to her pride and self-respect. She is today’s woman. So, we have to love her, respect her and keep her dignified.

    I am Every Woman Poem Summary in English

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  1. The rhyming scheme of the poem I am Every Woman by Rakhi Nariani is “abcc abbb abcd aabc aa”. I am Every Woman Poem Summary in English

    The rhyming scheme of the poem I am Every Woman by Rakhi Nariani is “abcc abbb abcd aabc aa”.

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem I am Every Woman: Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in successive or nearby words. e.g. "The summer of life she’s ready to see in spring", "Don’t ever try to saw her pride", Metaphor: A metaphor is a hidden compariRead more

    Following figures of speech have been used in the poem I am Every Woman:

    1. Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in successive or nearby words. e.g. “The summer of life she’s ready to see in spring”, “Don’t ever try to saw her pride”,
    2. Metaphor: A metaphor is a hidden comparison. Example-  “A woman is beauty innate, She is a lioness”
    3. Internal Rhyme: Internal Rhyme occurs within a single line. Example: “Despite the sighs and groans and moans,”
    4. The Rhyming scheme is “abcc abbb abcd aabc aa”.

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  1. Anaphora: An anaphora is a technique where several phrases (or verses in a poem) begin with the same word or words. e.g. “They growl at that and they growl at this; They growl at the rain and they growl at the sun;” Epithet: An epithet is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regaRead more

    1. Anaphora: An anaphora is a technique where several phrases (or verses in a poem) begin with the same word or words. e.g. “They growl at that and they growl at this; They growl at the rain and they growl at the sun;”
    1. Epithet: An epithet is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or the thing mentioned. e.g. grumble family, complaining street
    2. Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in successive or nearby words. E.g. High- Humble, They’d- They’d, Growl- Grumble, Long- Learn, Smile- Song.
    3. The rhyming scheme is ‘aabb’.
    4. Contrast: Contrast means opposite and noticeable difference. It usually shows up in pairs. Eg. “The weather is always too hot or cold”.

    The Grumble Family Poem Summary

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