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  1. There are ample visual images used in the poem The Sower. Here are some of them: ruddy sunlight fast: It means red-coloured sunlight (during sunset time). Black and high his silhouette: the shadow of the sower is called black and high. Darkness deepens. Gone the light: The poet puts contrast betweenRead more

    There are ample visual images used in the poem The Sower. Here are some of them:

    1. ruddy sunlight fast: It means red-coloured sunlight (during sunset time).
    2. Black and high his silhouette: the shadow of the sower is called black and high.
    3. Darkness deepens. Gone the light: The poet puts contrast between day and night by saying that when light(sunlight goes away), the darkness deepens i.e. it gets darker.
    4. height seems to touch the starry skies: here the poet visualises the long and dark shadow of the sower which keeps growing.

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  1. Twilight means dusk (the time before evening when the sunlight begins to dim. This phrase refers to that time. The poet says that when twilight (dusk time), hastens on i.e. starts coming to rule i.e. to bring night. Play Quiz on The Sower Poem Read Summary of The Sower

    Twilight means dusk (the time before evening when the sunlight begins to dim. This phrase refers to that time. The poet says that when twilight (dusk time), hastens on i.e. starts coming to rule i.e. to bring night.

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  1. In the line "but a sower lingers still", alliteration is used. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Play Quiz on The Sower Poem Read Summary of The Sower

    In the line “but a sower lingers still“, alliteration is used. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

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  1. In the line "seems to touch the starry skies", two poetic devices are used. First is alliteration and the other is hyperbole. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Hyperbole uses extreme exaggeration to make a point or show emphasisRead more

    In the line “seems to touch the starry skies“, two poetic devices are used. First is alliteration and the other is hyperbole.

    Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Hyperbole uses extreme exaggeration to make a point or show emphasis.

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  1. The poem is all about the sower, his hope, determination and hard work. The poet begins with telling us that he is sitting in porchway and seeing the sun setting. As darkness grows, all others go away while a sower remains in his field. He is moving in to and fro direction with seeds in his hands. HRead more

    The poem is all about the sower, his hope, determination and hard work. The poet begins with telling us that he is sitting in porchway and seeing the sun setting. As darkness grows, all others go away while a sower remains in his field. He is moving in to and fro direction with seeds in his hands. He is hoping to reap the fruit of his success. As the poem is about that particular sower with firm determination, hence the title is justified.

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  1. Personification refers to the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. In the poem,  the poet says, "Twilight hastens on to rule". The word "rule"is used for humans, but in the poem, the poet personifies twilight. Here it means that the twilight (darkness) spreads across the land. PRead more

    Personification refers to the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. In the poem,  the poet says, “Twilight hastens on to rule”. The word “rule”is used for humans, but in the poem, the poet personifies twilight. Here it means that the twilight (darkness) spreads across the land.

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  1. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. "Shadows shoot across the lands", "But one sower lingers still", "From his hand", "to see him stride", "Darkness deepens", "Seems to touch the starry skies". These all are the examples of aRead more

    Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. Shadows shoot across the lands”, “But one sower lingers still”, “From his hand”, “to see him stride”, “Darkness deepens”, “Seems to touch the starry skies”. These all are the examples of alliteration.

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