What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Song of the Rain?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem Song of the Rain?

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    • Personification- When a thing or abstraction is depicted as a person, it is called personification. When I cry, the hills, The voice of thunder declares my arrival, I emerge from the heart of the sea, I touch gently at the windows with my soft fingers.
    • Symbolism-It is the use of an object, person, situation or word to represent something else, like an idea, in literature. Tears from the endless heaven of memories. I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven
    • Metaphor- A metaphor is a figure of speech that alludes to one thing by referencing another for rhetorical effect. I am dotted silver threads dropped from heaven The field and the cloud are lovers ii) I am a messenger of mercy
    • Anaphora- An anaphora is a rhetorical technique in which a sequence of words is repeated at the start of adjacent phrases. When I cry, the….. When I humble….. When I…….
    • Anti-thesis- When two opposites are combined for a contrasting impact The voice of thunder declares my arrival; The rainbow announces my
    • Simile- a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. I am like earthly life.

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