What are the literary devices used in the poem john brown?

What are the literary devices used in the poem john brown?

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    Following literary devices have been used in the poem, “John Brown”:-

    1. Alliteration:- it is the occurrence of of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. In this poem it is seen when the poet says “…to fight in a foreign shore” or “He stood straight.”

    2. Repetition:- it is used to repeat the same words or phrases to emphasize an idea. For example, “Oh, lord, not even recognize his face!”

    3. Irony:- it is the expression of one’s language that normally signifies the opposite meaning. Irony is prevalent throughout the poem. It is ironical to see John Brown’s mom glorifying war when she was sending her son their, with no notion of whether she was going to see her son again or not.

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