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What are the figure of speech used in the poem Autumn?

What are the figure of speech used in the poem Autumn?

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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem Autumn written by Kalidasa:

    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. Autumn being personified as a beautiful maiden is the main theme of this poem.
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “Birds greet her with their cooing glad/ Like a bracelet’s tinkling song.”
    3. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Bewitching smiles are shown”, “She seems a slender maid, who soon”, “Will be a woman grown”
    4. Metaphor– A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. Examples- “Her silken robe is white moonlight”, “her face (the radiant moon)”
    5. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery throughout the poem to describe the beautiful characteristics of autumn.
    6. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The second stanza is an example of enjambment.

    Autumn Poem Summary

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