What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem An August Midnight?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem An August Midnight?

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    • Imagery- Imagery is figurative language or visual symbolism that evokes a mental image or other sorts of sensory perceptions.
    1. A shaded lamp and a waving blind,
    2. And the beat of a clock from a distant floor
    3. A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands

     

    • Anastrophe/ Inversion- A literary device in which the regular sequence of words is reversed to achieve a certain emphasis or meter impact.
    1. They know Earth-secrets that know not I.

     

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