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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. Sleep is personified in this poem. Enjambment- It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The first two stanzas of this poem coRead 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. Sleep is personified in this poem.

    Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The first two stanzas of this poem consist of one sentence. This is an example of enjambment.

    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “One after one”, “white sheets of water”, “Sleepless; and soon the small birds’”, “melodies/ Must hear”, “Sleep! by any stealth:/ So”, “blesséd barrier between”, “day and day”

     

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  1. Sleep is the central idea of the poem. The poet tries to sleep by thinking of various peaceful scenes, but still cannot. He really wishes sleep would come to him. Sleep brings fresh thoughts and joyous health to all, so we really need sleep. Sleep is very precious to all creatures.   To Sleep SRead more

    Sleep is the central idea of the poem. The poet tries to sleep by thinking of various peaceful scenes, but still cannot. He really wishes sleep would come to him. Sleep brings fresh thoughts and joyous health to all, so we really need sleep. Sleep is very precious to all creatures.

     

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