What are the literary devices used in the poem Wind?

What are the literary devices used in the poem Wind?

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  1. Following literary devices have been used in the poem Wind:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem Wind is a metaphor as it symbolises challenges that humans face in their lives.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-living things. In the poem the poet calls Wind by the pronoun “He” which is usually used for humans. He also calls wind as Wind God.
    3. Repetition: it is the repetition of certain words or phrases for poetic effect. In the poem “crumbling” has been repeated several times.
    4. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts”, “the wind god winnows”, “He won’t do what you tell him.”
    5. Enjambment: It is the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza. e.g. “Frail crumbling houses, crumbling doors, crumbling rafters, crumbling wood, crumbling bodies, crumbling lives, crumbling hearts”.
    6. Symbolism: It is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. e.g. wind symbolises challenges and problems, weak fires symbolise people with weak will power and strong fires symbolise people with strong will power and firm determination.

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