What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Any Woman?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Any Woman?

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    1. Metaphor- A metaphor is a figure of speech that pulls comparisons between two unrelated ideas.

    Example- I am the pillars of the house;

     

    1. Inversion– It is a literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed, in order to achieve a particular effect of emphasis or meter.

    Example- The keystone of the arch am I.

     

    1. Apostrophe- Apostrophe is an exclamatory figure of speech. It is a figure of speech in which some absent or non-existent person or thing is addressed as if present and capable of understanding.

    Example- Thou whom a woman laid in a manger,

    Take me not till the children grow!

     

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