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  1. Following poetic devices/literary devices have been used in the poem The House on Elm Street: Personification: representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form Example: “It sat alone”, “At night the house seems to be alive”, “It plays with your mind.”, “Beside the house sitsRead more

    Following poetic devices/literary devices have been used in the poem The House on Elm Street:

    1. Personification: representation of a thing or abstraction as a person or by the human form Example: “It sat alone”, “At night the house seems to be alive”, “It plays with your mind.”, “Beside the house sits a tree”
    2. Metaphor/ Synecdoche: a thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. Example: “But at the same time, it is bare to the bone”
    3. Hyperbole: exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. Example: “And inside you can tell it has a ton of space”
    4. Onomatopoeia: a word that sounds like the common sound of the object it is describing. Example: “Lights Flicker on and off”
    5. Paradox: a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true. Example: “It just sits there, never getting small or ever-growing tall.”
    6. Rhetorical Questions: a question asked to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. Example: “How could this be?” “What happened inside that house?”
    7. Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence. e.g. “bare to the bone”, “be a bit brighter”, “spring, summer”.

    The House on Elm Street Poem by Nadia Bush Summary in English

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  1. The house on Elm Street was abandoned. No one knows what happens there. It is a mysterious place. It had plenty of space. At night the house is well lit with lights, that go on and off. The poet is very often tempted to have a look at what happened inside but fear kept him from going into the house.Read more

    The house on Elm Street was abandoned. No one knows what happens there. It is a mysterious place. It had plenty of space. At night the house is well lit with lights, that go on and off. The poet is very often tempted to have a look at what happened inside but fear kept him from going into the house. He drives past the house every day.

    It looks bright on the summer day in May. It looks unique. There is a tree next to the house. It is always bare. It never has the leaves in any of the seasons. It is just there neither growing nor shrinking. Rumors are spread every day and each day the house becomes dim. Not knowing what happened inside the house, it remains a mystery.

    The House on Elm Street Poem by Nadia Bush Summary in English

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