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  1. The poet effortlessly describes the movements and beauty of a comet. He also shares the threat that a comet poses to the earth and also how a comet could have been the reason for life on this planet. It encompasses the imagery of a comet that is traveling from the heavens. The poet firmly believes tRead more

    The poet effortlessly describes the movements and beauty of a comet. He also shares the threat that a comet poses to the earth and also how a comet could have been the reason for life on this planet. It encompasses the imagery of a comet that is traveling from the heavens. The poet firmly believes that there is no sight prettier than watching a comet fly past.

    The Comet Poem Summary & Line by Line Explanation

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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem The Comet:   Antithesis: It is a figure of speech in which opposite words or ideas are used in the same sentence. Example-Never stopping day or night Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closelyRead more

    Following poetic devices have been used in the poem The Comet:

     

    1. Antithesis: It is a figure of speech in which opposite words or ideas are used in the same sentence. Example-Never stopping day or night
    2. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “a comet in full flight”, “vapour from the force”, “come too close to earth”, “Scientists say”.
    3. Repetition: it is the repetition of words/phrases/sentences for poetic effect. e.g. the phrase “comet in full flight” is repeated in the poem.

    The Comet Poem Summary & Line by Line Explanation

     

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  1. The poem centres around the themes of time and immortality. It describes the metaphorical life cycle of the river alongside that of humankind. The poetess in a subtle yet beautiful manner narrates how an individual passes from one stage of life to the next.  The River Poem Summary by Caroline Ann BoRead more

    The poem centres around the themes of time and immortality. It describes the metaphorical life cycle of the river alongside that of humankind. The poetess in a subtle yet beautiful manner narrates how an individual passes from one stage of life to the next. 

    The River Poem Summary by Caroline Ann Bowles

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  1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- River, river, little river! Personification: Personification is a type of figurative language in which non-human things are described as having human attributes. Example- O’er the yellow pebRead more

    1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- River, river, little river!
    2. Personification: Personification is a type of figurative language in which non-human things are described as having human attributes. Example- O’er the yellow pebbles dancing,
    3. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two unlike things. Example- Like a child at play
    4. Anaphora: It is the repetition of a certain word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines of writing or speech. Example- Sea that line hath never sounded, Sea that sail hath never rounded
    5. Epithet: It is an adjective or phrase expressing a quality or attribute regarded as characteristic of the person or the thing mentioned. Example- little river
    6. Imagery is the name given to the elements in a poem that sparks the senses. It need not be only visual, it can relate any of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell). Example- yellow pebbles.

    The River Poem Summary by Caroline Ann Bowles

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  1. Unity - The children rather than being afraid or looking to escape, stuck together and unitedly solved the problem at hand. They worked together in gathering the resources and providing comfort to each other. Selflessness- Even in a flood situation Jim risked himself to go rescue Sara from the playhRead more

    1. Unity – The children rather than being afraid or looking to escape, stuck together and unitedly solved the problem at hand. They worked together in gathering the resources and providing comfort to each other.
    2. Selflessness– Even in a flood situation Jim risked himself to go rescue Sara from the playhouse porch, she is not even his sister and yet he did not back out. This and the fact that he served in Junior Red Cross shows how selfless Jim is and how much he cares for others. We must all learn from him.
    3. Bravery – It is undoubtedly obvious how brave all of them were throughout the entire story. Being stranded in the house, without any adults could have been disastrous. However, these kids thought and worked intellectually and bravely and were able to save themselves and call for help.

    Old Man River Drama Summary in English

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