What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Daddy fell into the pond?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Daddy fell into the pond?

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    1. Imagery– Imagery can be defined as a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation.

    Example- Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.

     

    1. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.

    Example- We had nothing to do and nothing to say.

     

    1. Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two things by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.

    Example- And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.

     

    1. Anaphora– Anaphora is a device in which a phrase or word is repeated at the start of successive phrases, sentences, or clauses.

    Example- And doubled up, shaking silently,

    And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft

     

    1. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe.

    Example- Click!

     

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