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  1. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “lamps would shine, / Yellow as honey, red as wine”, beads “clustered thick as seeds”, “Her trembling lake like foamless seas” Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. ExaRead more

    • Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “lamps would shine, / Yellow as honey, red as wine”, beads “clustered thick as seeds”, “Her trembling lake like foamless seas”
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “If I were Lord of Tartary”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery to describe the beauty of Tartary and his experience as its ruler.
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Myself and me”, “mandoline, / Made music”, “zebras seven should”, “Through Tartary’s”
    • Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “Of beaten gold my throne”, “And in my court should peacocks flaunt”, “And in my forests tigers haunt”, “And in my pools great fishes slant/ Their fins athwart the sun”, “Trumpeters every day/ To every meal would summon me”, “zebras seven”, “ere should wane the morning-star”

     

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  1. The main theme of this poem is imagination and adventure. Both the poet and us are aware of the imaginary nature of Tartary, as well as the impossibility of being its ruler. But we still go along with the poet in imagining the wonderful things and the amazing adventures that he would have as Lord ofRead more

    The main theme of this poem is imagination and adventure. Both the poet and us are aware of the imaginary nature of Tartary, as well as the impossibility of being its ruler. But we still go along with the poet in imagining the wonderful things and the amazing adventures that he would have as Lord of Tartary. This shows us the power of imagination and how it can take us on many adventures.

     

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