What are the literary devices used in the poem After Blenheim?
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Literary devices in the poem, “After Blenheim” are:-
1) Alliteration:- is the repetition of consonant sounds in nearby or adjacent words. For example, in the poem alliteration occurs when the poet says, “Now tell us what ‘twas all about,/ With wonder-waiting eyes.”
2) Irony:- is used to present a contrast between expectation and reality. For example, it is ironic when Old Kaspar glorifies the war by saying “famous victory” despite knowing the reason for the war.
3) Metonymy:- is a thing or concept referred to by the name closely associated with it. For example, in the poem when the speaker says, “And by him sported on the green”, he refers to the grassland as green stands for grass.
4) Archaism:- is used to present obsolete words which are no longer used. For example, in the poem, “Nay…nay…my little girl, quoth he.”
Summary of After Blenheim Poem