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

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

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    1. Anaphora: A poem that repeats the same phrase at the beginning of each line. The word “They” is at the beginning of almost every line in the poem.
    2. Repetition: The use of the same word or phrase multiple times. For example, “My people.” is repeated throughout the poem.
    3. Alliteration: A literary device that repeats a speech sound in a sequence of words that are close to each other. For example, “sow the seeds”.
    4. Allusion: An indirect reference to, including but not limited to, an idea, event, or person. For example, “My People” is referred to the Dalits.

     

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