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  1. Love for nature is at the heart of the poetry. The poet has conveyed his affection for creatures of all sizes in a simple manner.   Nature's Friend Summary

    Love for nature is at the heart of the poetry. The poet has conveyed his affection for creatures of all sizes in a simple manner.

     

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  1. Irony: The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For example, “What is this life, if full of care,” Couplet: A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length. Rhetorical Question: Asked in order to produce an effect or to makRead more

    1. Irony: The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite. For example, “What is this life, if full of care,”
    2. Couplet: A pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length.
    3. Rhetorical Question: Asked in order to produce an effect or to make a statement rather than to elicit information. For example, “We have no time to stand and stare?”
    4. Alliteration: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. For Example, “stand and stare”, “beneath the boughs”
    5. Repetition: The action of repeating something that has already been said or written. After the first couplet, each couplet begins with the phrase “No time”
    6. Simile: A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid “And stare as long as sheep or cows”
    7. Metaphor: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. For Example, “Streams full of stars” compared with the “skies at night”
    8. Synecdoche: A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. “Beauty’s glance.”
    9. Personification: The description of an object or an idea as if it had human characteristics.
    10. Epigram: A brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement.

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  1. ‘Leisure’ by William Henry Davies highlights the importance of leisure in one’s life and how the hectic modern life has alienated one from nature. In this poem, Davies talks about the significance of being close to nature. The poem begins with some examples of what one can do to exhale the stress ouRead more

    ‘Leisure’ by William Henry Davies highlights the importance of leisure in one’s life and how the hectic modern life has alienated one from nature. In this poem, Davies talks about the significance of being close to nature. The poem begins with some examples of what one can do to exhale the stress out of one’s body. If one only cares about the body forgetting about how beautiful and soothing nature is, it will lead that person to spiritual poverty. Moreover, the poet makes use of imagery to portray the beauty of nature. All one has to do is to “stand and stare” at the natural movements of different creatures living close to nature.

     

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  1. The poem The Rain is about the difference between rich and poor. The poet says that the rich take away everything and give to the poor what is left behind. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem The Rain is about the difference between rich and poor. The poet says that the rich take away everything and give to the poor what is left behind.

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  1. Following literary devices have been used in the poem The Rain by WH Davies: Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a direct comparison between two things that aren't alike but do have something in common. e.g. "Rain" here symbolises money and worldly things, "Wondrous light refersRead more

    Following literary devices have been used in the poem The Rain by WH Davies:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a direct comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. “Rain” here symbolises money and worldly things, “Wondrous light refers to the light of God i.e. divine light.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things including animals and non-living things. e.g. “rich leaves” personify rich people, “poor leaves” personify poor people and “Sun” personifies God.
    3. Oxymoron: It is a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. e.g. sweet noise (noise is never sweet).
    4. Enjambment: It is the continuing a line after the line breaks. In the poem both stanzas have lines which continue without full stop.
    5. Imagery: It is the visual description of something. In the poem, the poet uses auditory image like drinking water, sweet noise, visual image like green leaves, sun shines bright etc.

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  1. The poem The Rain is written by William Henry Davies who was a Welsh (lived in Wales) poet and writer. He was a tramp (or hobo) for a long time and used to wander from one place to other. Most of his work is a reflection of his life which was full of hardships. Read summary of this poem.

    The poem The Rain is written by William Henry Davies who was a Welsh (lived in Wales) poet and writer. He was a tramp (or hobo) for a long time and used to wander from one place to other. Most of his work is a reflection of his life which was full of hardships.

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  1. Rich leaves symbolise rich people who take away all the money as well as things. On the other hand, poor leaves symbolise poor people who get what the rich people give which is very little. Read summary of this poem.

    Rich leaves symbolise rich people who take away all the money as well as things. On the other hand, poor leaves symbolise poor people who get what the rich people give which is very little.

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  1. The poem The Rain is about the differences between the rich and the poor. In the poem the poet says that the rich leaves i.e. the rich people take away all the money and the worldly things and give to the poor which is left behind. Hence, there remains a big difference between the rich and the poor.Read more

    The poem The Rain is about the differences between the rich and the poor. In the poem the poet says that the rich leaves i.e. the rich people take away all the money and the worldly things and give to the poor which is left behind. Hence, there remains a big difference between the rich and the poor.

    However he hopes for a day when divine light of God will shine every person without any discrimination. The poet says that that will be a great day.  This particular day, which the poet hopes for, is perhaps when every person will die and appear before God.

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