What are figure of speech in the poem The Planners?

What are figure of speech in the poem The Planners?

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  1. Following poetic devices/literary devices have been used in the poem The Planners:

    1. Alliteration: When two or more words close together in a line begin with the same consonant. For example, “permutations of possibilities”, “skies surrender”, “dental dexterity”, “gleaming gold”, “Anaesthesia, amnesia”.
    2. Assonance: When two or more words close together in a line have similar-sounding vowels. For Example, “linked by bridges”, “build and will”, “knock of useless blocks with dental dexterity”.
    3. Caesura: When a line is paused halfway roughly, by punctuation. For Example, “so history is new again. The piling will not stop.”
    4. Enjambment: When a line continues into the next without a pause, maintaining sense, as in the whole of the last stanza.
    5. Metaphor: When the rows of new buildings are called shining teeth, this is a metaphorical use, exchanging one for the other which helps deepen meaning and adds fresh imagery.
    6. Repetition: The use of “They plan….They build” and so on reinforces the idea that the planners are anonymous, yet powerful.

    The Planners Poem Summary

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