What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Meeting at Night?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Meeting at Night?

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    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “large and low”, “pushing prow”, “slushy sand”, “sharp scratch”

    2. Onomatopoeia– Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe. Example- “slushy sand”

    3. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “grey sea”, “long black land”, “yellow half-moon large and low”, “fiery ringlets”, “warm sea-scented beach”, “blue spurt of a lighted match”

    4. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The poem consists of two sentences that span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.

     

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