What are the figures of speech used in the poem The Castle?

What are the figures of speech used in the poem The Castle?

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    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “load on load”, “tier on tier”, “wicked wicket gate”, “wizened warder”, “thin and treacherous”
    2. 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- “wicked wicket gate”, “famous citadel”, “shameful tale”
    3. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “thin and treacherous as air”
    4. Rhetorical Question– A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer. Example- “How can this shameful tale be told?”

    12th English The Castle Poem Summary

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