What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem On Friendship?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem On Friendship?

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    1. Simile- A figure of speech in which one object is compared to another of a different sort in order to make a description more strong or vivid. For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
    2. Metaphor- A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is used to describe an item or activity that it does not literally describe. He is your field which you sow with love and reap. And he is your board and your fireside.
    3. Imagery- Imagery is figurative language or visual symbolism that elicits a mental image. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. As the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

     

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