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  1. Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line. For example, the sound of /ee/ in “This creature of cleaving wing” and the sound of /ai/ in “And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she” and the sound of /a/ in “In stature, grace, and hue”. Alliteration: AlliteRead more

    1. Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line. For example, the sound of /ee/ in “This creature of cleaving wing” and the sound of /ai/ in “And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she” and the sound of /a/ in “In stature, grace, and hue”.
    2. Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line in quick succession. The poem is rich with plenty of alliterations throughout the poem. For example, the sound of /w/ in “Well: while was fashioning and the sound of /th/ in “Or sign that they were bent”.
    3. Consonance: Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line. For example, the sound of /m/ in “Deep from human vanity” and the sound of /ng/ in “This creature of cleaving wing”.

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  1. The main ideas emphasized in this poem are pride, destruction, and wonder. The poem illustrates how human beings have a materialistic outlook and how nature is superior to man's arrogance. He begins by discussing the expensive items made to please the passengers, but these elaborate goods are now usRead more

    The main ideas emphasized in this poem are pride, destruction, and wonder. The poem illustrates how human beings have a materialistic outlook and how nature is superior to man’s arrogance. He begins by discussing the expensive items made to please the passengers, but these elaborate goods are now useless. Later, he shows how the ship will inevitably crash into the iceberg. No one could have predicted the eventual disaster because the trip seemed to be so relaxing. The poem’s tone and word choice imply that an “Immanent Will” of some sort created the iceberg specifically for that ship as if they were meant to be together.

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  1. The speaker likens human arrogance and conceit to the mighty water. He claims that the sea is a peaceful environment. When someone visits there, their pride and arrogance vanish before the serene water.   The convergence of Twain Summary

    The speaker likens human arrogance and conceit to the mighty water. He claims that the sea is a peaceful environment. When someone visits there, their pride and arrogance vanish before the serene water.

     

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  1. The widow is so paralyzed with fear that she goes into a state of complete shock. It is not uncommon for people to be paralyzed with fear and shock when thrust into situations way beyond their control. The poem showcases that the wife is not only heartbroken at her husband's passing but more terrifiRead more

    The widow is so paralyzed with fear that she goes into a state of complete shock. It is not uncommon for people to be paralyzed with fear and shock when thrust into situations way beyond their control. The poem showcases that the wife is not only heartbroken at her husband’s passing but more terrified by the thought of raising her child alone as a widow. She was a wife but she was also a mother and as a result of this motherly love, she put her child’s concern and grief over hers.

     

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  1. Inversion: Also known as “anastrophe,” is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect. Example- Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. ExaRead more

    1. Inversion: Also known as “anastrophe,” is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect. Example- Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead
    2. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. Example- She nor swooned, nor uttered a cry:
    3. Oxymoron: An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which a pair of opposite or contradictory terms is used together for emphasis. Example- Truest friend and noblest foe;
    4. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two things by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’. Example- Like summer tempest came her tears –

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  1. The poem phenomenally portrays a mother’s unconditional love and care for her child.   Home they brought her warrior dead Summary

    The poem phenomenally portrays a mother’s unconditional love and care for her child.

     

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  1. The poem "Dover Beach" is divided into four stanzas, each with a different amount of lines. They are fourteen to six lines long on average. There is no regular rhyme pattern.   Dover Beach Summary

    The poem “Dover Beach” is divided into four stanzas, each with a different amount of lines. They are fourteen to six lines long on average. There is no regular rhyme pattern.

     

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  1. Alliteration : Alliteration is the practice of starting several words with the same consonant sound. For example, in verse four, "lying," "like," and "land." Allusion: A poetic device that can allude to something that is not directly related to it. Eg , the poet makes a reference to the Greek dramatRead more

    1. Alliteration : Alliteration is the practice of starting several words with the same consonant sound. For example, in verse four, “lying,” “like,” and “land.”
    2. Allusion: A poetic device that can allude to something that is not directly related to it. Eg , the poet makes a reference to the Greek dramatist Sophocles.
    3. Simile: “like” or “as” is used to compare two items. Eg.   To lay before us like a world of dreams.
    4. Imagery: Imagery is the use of exceptionally engrossing descriptions to enable readers to vividly understand a scene. Eg, “The moon lies fair, the tide is full.

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  1. The poem's straightforward message is that everyone can find faith via love. The speaker urges people to return to unwavering faith and put hatred and conflict behind.   Dover Beach Summary

    The poem’s straightforward message is that everyone can find faith via love. The speaker urges people to return to unwavering faith and put hatred and conflict behind.

     

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