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  1. Imagery: A literary device that refers to the use of figurative language to evoke a sensory experience or create a picture with words for a reader. For example, “And nodding by the fire, take down this book” Symbolism: Symbolism is using symbols to signify ideas and qualities, giving them symbolic mRead more

    • Imagery: A literary device that refers to the use of figurative language to evoke a sensory experience or create a picture with words for a reader. For example, “And nodding by the fire, take down this book”
    • Symbolism: Symbolism is using symbols to signify ideas and qualities, giving them symbolic meanings different from literal meanings. For Example, “grey and weak and full of sleep”
    • Consonance: Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line such as the sound of /n/ in “And bending down beside the glowing bars” and “And paced upon the mountains overhead”.
    • Personification: Personification is to give human characteristics to inanimate objects. For example, “Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled”, as if the love is human and it can move.
    • Enjambment: It is defined as a thought in a verse that does not come to an end at a line break; instead, it rolls over to the next line. Such as,

    “And paced upon the mountains overhead

    And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”

    • Alliteration: A literary device that reflects repetition in two or more nearby words of initial consonant sounds. For example, the sound of /h/ in “And hid his face amid a crowd of stars”.

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  1. The poet has addressed this poem to his beloved, Maud Gonne, who never reciprocated his love. The speaker of the poem dramatizes his unreturned love by giving a future warning to the girl of the present day. He tells her that when she grows old, she will get flashbacks and memories and she will regrRead more

    The poet has addressed this poem to his beloved, Maud Gonne, who never reciprocated his love. The speaker of the poem dramatizes his unreturned love by giving a future warning to the girl of the present day. He tells her that when she grows old, she will get flashbacks and memories and she will regret the rejected love. The poem is full of a lover’s passion, intense feelings, and spirituality. It conveys a message that true love is indestructible and constant.

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