What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem My Heaven?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem My Heaven?

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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Anaphora:

    The word ‘where’ is repeated throughout the entirety of the poem for added emphasis.

     

    2. Enjambment:

    This can be observed when the meaning of the whole poem runs over to the subsequent lines without a break.

     

    3. Metaphor:

    ‘clear stream of reason’

    Here, reasoning is compared to a stream that is clear without ripples.

     

    4. Alliteration:

    One example that can be found in the poem is ‘dreary desert’.

     

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