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  1. This poem shows us how even the strongest castle might fall because of simple errors. It tells us that the reason for the soldiers’ defeat was not their enemy but actually their own laziness and overconfidence. Although the poet insists that they lost because they were betrayed, we understand that tRead more

    This poem shows us how even the strongest castle might fall because of simple errors. It tells us that the reason for the soldiers’ defeat was not their enemy but actually their own laziness and overconfidence. Although the poet insists that they lost because they were betrayed, we understand that the betrayal happened only because they grew too confident and lazy. Therefore, the poem warns us against the dangers of overconfidence, laziness and greed.

    12th English The Castle Poem Summary

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  1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “load on load”, “tier on tier”, “wicked wicket gate”, “wizened warder”, “thin and treacherous” Personification- Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human aRead more

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “load on load”, “tier on tier”, “wicked wicket gate”, “wizened warder”, “thin and treacherous”
    2. 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- “wicked wicket gate”, “famous citadel”, “shameful tale”
    3. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “thin and treacherous as air”
    4. 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 this shameful tale be told?”

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