What are the figure of speech used in the poem To a Pair of Sarus Cranes?

What are the figure of speech used in the poem To a Pair of Sarus Cranes?

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  1. Following poetic devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem

    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. Examples in this poem- “reluctant sun”, “proud neck”
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Instances in this poem- “like dirty linen/ in a coarse washing bag”, “like the Morse code of bird’s sorrow”
    3. Antithesis– This poetic device pairs opposite or contrasting ideas adjacent to each other. Example- “movements of grace/ over his disgraceful end”
    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. Every stanza of this poem except Stanza 3 is a single sentence extended over multiple lines. Stanza 3 is divided into two sentences which also have multiple lines. So, all of them are examples of enjambment.

    To a Pair of Sarus Cranes Poem Summary in English

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