What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Asleep in the Valley?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Asleep in the Valley?

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    1. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Nature is personified in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “slow stream”, “leaves long”, “gentle, without guile”, “catch cold”, “sleeps in sunlight”
    3. Metonymy– Metonymy is a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept. Example- The “two red holes” refer to the soldier’s injury and reveal to us that he is dead.

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