What are the figures of speech in the poem The Last Bargain?

What are the figures of speech in the poem The Last Bargain?

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem “The Last Bargain” by Rabindranath Tagore:

    1. Symbolism: It means an object or idea or person means something deep and not what the word means. e.g. “stone-paved road” and “the crooked lane” symbolise hard and difficult path which the poet was travelling on. Similarly, “king in his chariot with sword in his hand” symbolises epitome of power, “an old man with a bag of gold” symbolises wealth and “a lady with a smile symbolises beauty“. In addition, the “morning” symbolises hope and courage while the “evening” and dark symbolises hopelessness.
    2. Alliteration: It is the repetition of consonant sound in a line. e.g. “was walking”, “the King came”, “the sun glistened on the sand, and the sea waves”, “made me a free man”.

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    Alliteration- King came; He held my hand; my money; one by one; Sun, Sea, Sand;  waves waywardly; made me a free man.


    • Morning
    • Stone paved road
    • Sword in hand 
    • Mid-day 
    • Crooked lanes 
    • Smile 
    • Evening 
    • Dark 
    • Bag of gold
    • Hedge
    • Nothing  
    • Playing with shells


    Synecdoche- Bag of gold; Smile


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