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What are the literary devices used in the poem Trees?

What are the literary devices used in the poem Trees?

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  1. Following poetic/literary devices or figures of speech are used in the poem Trees:

    1. Simile: It is a figure of speech that compares two different things using as or like. e.g. “A poem lovely as a tree“.
    2. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which we compare two different things which are not alike. e.g. the tree is compared with a woman and referred to as her.
    3. Personification: It is a poetic device in which human characteristics are given to animals and non-living things. e.g. Earth is referred to as mother who feeds the tree. Similarly, tree is referred to as she in the poem.
    4. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “A tree whose hungry mouth is prest”, “lifts her leafy arms”, “nest of robins in her hair”.
    5. Enjambment: It means moving over from one line to another without a stop. e.g. “I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree.”
    6. Repetition: It a literary device that involves using a word or phrase for effect, two or more times in a poem. e.g. “A tree” has been repeated in the poem Trees.

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