What are the literary devices used in the poem The Tale of Melon City?

What are the literary devices used in the poem The Tale of Melon City?

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  1. Following figures of speech/poetic devices have been used in the poem The Tale of Melon City:

    1. Irony: It is a situation in which there is a contrast between expectation and reality. e.g. in the poem, the king is described as just and placid. But in real, he becomes angry at petty matter. There are many ironical situations in the poem. e.g. the king is hanged over a petty matter. The people choose a melon as their king etc.
    2. Alliteration: It is the use of the same sound at the beginning of words that are close together. e.g. “long live the king”, “the workmen went” etc.
    3. Repetition: It is the repetition of words and phrases of poetic effect. e.g. “Long live the king”.
    4. Inversion: It is the reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence for poetic effect. e.g. “Truly, the arch it was that”.
    5. Onomatopoeia: It is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. e.g. “Muttering”, “Quivering” etc.

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