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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.

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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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