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  1. The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.   My Heart Leaps Up Summary

    The poem is composed of nine lines with no stanza subdivisions; hence it does not follow any rhyme scheme or meter.

     

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    Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an itemRead more

    • Anaphora- The recurrence of words or phrases in a set of sentences, clauses, or poetry lines is known as anaphora. So was it when my life began, So is it now I am a man, So be it when I shall grow old
    • Allusion- Allusion is a figure of speech in which a hidden or indirect reference is made to an item or occurrence from a different context. A rainbow in the sky
    • Paradox- A seemingly odd remark or claim that, upon careful observation, may turn out to be well-founded or correct. e.g. The Child is the father of the Man

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  1. The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they wereRead more

    The idea is that people initially experience a tremendous sensation of awe and astonishment from the natural world around them in childhood, according to Wordsworth. Adults, on the other hand, should aim to retain their pure, joyful reactions to the natural environment that they felt when they were little. The poem claims that such unfettered admiration for nature makes life worthwhile.

     

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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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  1. The arrangement of rhymes at the ends of each line in a poem or song is known as a rhyme scheme. It is commonly done by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme with each other. The poem ‘March’ consists of rhyme scheme aabbc. March Summary

    The arrangement of rhymes at the ends of each line in a poem or song is known as a rhyme scheme. It is commonly done by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme with each other. The poem ‘March’ consists of rhyme scheme aabbc.

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  1. Simile- a figure of speech in which one object is compared to another of a different sort in order to make a description more strong or vivid. There are forty feeding like one, Like an army defeated Onomatopoiea- a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes.Read more

    • Simile- a figure of speech in which one object is compared to another of a different sort in order to make a description more strong or vivid. There are forty feeding like one, Like an army defeated
    • Onomatopoiea- a word that phonetically imitates, resembles, or suggests the sound that it describes.  The small birds twitter- Twitter indicate the chirping sound of birds.
    • Oxymoron– a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. The oldest and the youngest- youngest and oldest are opposite terms.

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  1. The poem’s core idea is to appreciate the arrival of spring. Wordsworth was a perfect example of a ‘worshipper of nature,’ as seen by the poem ‘March,’ in which he brilliantly admired the surroundings and its beauty. The poem was composed during the war, when people faced tremendous changes. The hapRead more

    The poem’s core idea is to appreciate the arrival of spring. Wordsworth was a perfect example of a ‘worshipper of nature,’ as seen by the poem ‘March,’ in which he brilliantly admired the surroundings and its beauty. The poem was composed during the war, when people faced tremendous changes. The happy days came as the war ended. Wordsworth attempted to portray war and its sufferings during winter in this poem, and regarded springtime as the arrival of bright days.

     

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