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  1. Death and kingship are the main themes of this poem. It shows us how much power Death has over all of us, including powerful kings. Kings are just as mortal as everyone else. No matter how stately and powerful they might seem, they ultimately submit to Death. Even kings cannot escape death. Kings feRead more

    Death and kingship are the main themes of this poem. It shows us how much power Death has over all of us, including powerful kings. Kings are just as mortal as everyone else. No matter how stately and powerful they might seem, they ultimately submit to Death. Even kings cannot escape death. Kings feel the same things as their subjects do, and are just as mortal and ordinary as them in reality.

    The Hollow Crown Poem Summary

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem The Hollow Crown: 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. Examples- “Keeps Death his court”, “the bosom of the earth” Simile-Read more

    Following figures of speech have been used in the poem The Hollow Crown:

    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. Examples- “Keeps Death his court”, “the bosom of the earth”
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “that small model of the barren earth/ Which serves as paste and cover to our bones”
    3. Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Example- “As if this flesh which walls about our life/ Were brass impregnable”
    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The lines from “For God’s sake” to “farewell king!” are part of a single sentence. This is an example of enjambment.
    5. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Our lands, our lives”, “some slain in war”, “some sleeping kill’d”, “Scoffing his state”
    6. Rhetorical Question– A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. Example- “How can you say to me, I am a king?”

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  1. Through this poem, the poet wants to emphasize that climbing the highest mountain or undertaking the biggest task is not the only achievement. Even in small jobs, we must do our best and achieve success. The world admires people who do not bow before difficulties. So, we must be competent and meritoRead more

    Through this poem, the poet wants to emphasize that climbing the highest mountain or undertaking the biggest task is not the only achievement. Even in small jobs, we must do our best and achieve success. The world admires people who do not bow before difficulties. So, we must be competent and meritorious. The poet urges us to be proud and feel proud.

    Everest is Not The Only Peak Poem Summary

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Everest is not the Only Peak: Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Hold; humble as we are”, “the way we live”, “We are proud of the position”, “We do with devotion deep andRead more

    Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Everest is not the Only Peak:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Hold; humble as we are”, “the way we live”, “We are proud of the position”, “We do with devotion deep and true”, “knows no kneeling”, “deem it our duty”
    2. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. The line “We are proud and feel so tall” is repeated throughout this poem.
    3. Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Here, “the ladder for the rise of man” refers to the path of humanity’s progress.
    4. 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- “We bow before competence and merit.”

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  1. The main themes of this poem are nature and the state of humanity. Whereas nature is joyous and beautiful and harmonious, humanity has descended into disorder and ugliness because it has distanced itself from nature. The poet is sad that humans are no longer a part of nature’s splendor because theyRead more

    The main themes of this poem are nature and the state of humanity. Whereas nature is joyous and beautiful and harmonious, humanity has descended into disorder and ugliness because it has distanced itself from nature. The poet is sad that humans are no longer a part of nature’s splendor because they do not respect nature. The poet’s lament calls for humans to reconnect with the natural world.

    Lines Written in Early Spring Stanza Wise Summary

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  1. The poet heard "a thousand blended notes" when he was sitting and relaxing in a grove in the early spring. Lines Written in Early Spring Stanza Wise Summary

    The poet heard “a thousand blended notes” when he was sitting and relaxing in a grove in the early spring.

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  1. "blended notes" refer to the musical notes that have passed through the air and mixed with one another to form a melodious and sweet tune. No the poet was not happy as he had sad thoughts in his mind. Lines Written in Early Spring Stanza Wise Summary

    “blended notes” refer to the musical notes that have passed through the air and mixed with one another to form a melodious and sweet tune. No the poet was not happy as he had sad thoughts in his mind.

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  1. Personification is a poetic device in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. e.g.  “every flower/ Enjoys the air it breathes”, “budding twigs spread out their fan/To catch the breezy air”, “Nature’s holy plan”, “To her fair works did NatRead more

    Personification is a poetic device in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human.

    e.g.  “every flower/ Enjoys the air it breathes”, “budding twigs spread out their fan/To catch the breezy air”, “Nature’s holy plan”, “To her fair works did Nature link”

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  1. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. e.g.- “What Man has made of Man”, “Their thoughts”. Lines Written in Early Spring Stanza Wise Summary

    Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. e.g.- “What Man has made of Man”, “Their thoughts”.

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