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  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. The brook is personified as a person in this poem. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. ExaRead more

    • 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. The brook is personified as a person in this poem.
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Examples- “To join the brimming river, / For men may come and men may go, / But I go on for ever”, “And here and there”
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “suddensally”, “hills I hurry”, “twenty thorpes”, “half a hundred”, “men may”, “field and fallow”, “fairy foreland”, “With willow-weed”, “foamy flake”, “golden gravel”, “skimming swallows”, “sandy shallows”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery throughout the poem to describe the places that the brook flows through and the things it sees.
    • Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. Many of the sentences in this poem span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.
    • Onomatopoeia– It is the use of sounds for literary effect. Examples- “I chatter over stony ways, / In little sharps and trebles, / I bubble into eddying bays, / I babble on the pebbles”, “I chatter, chatter, as I flow”, “I murmur under moon and stars”

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  1. The main theme of the poem is the beauty and power of nature. We realise the beauty of nature when the brook describes the beautiful sights it sees. The amazing journey it makes to finally join the river shows us its power. The poem also touches on the mortality of man versus the eternity of nature.Read more

    The main theme of the poem is the beauty and power of nature. We realise the beauty of nature when the brook describes the beautiful sights it sees. The amazing journey it makes to finally join the river shows us its power. The poem also touches on the mortality of man versus the eternity of nature. While men will live and die, the brook will go on forever.

     

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