What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem The Ballad of Father Gilligan?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem The Ballad of Father Gilligan?

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    1. Euphemism– Euphemism is used to express a mild, indirect, or vague term to substitute for a harsh, blunt, or offensive term.

    Example-  For half his flock were in their beds

    Or under green sods lay.

     

    2. Litotes– It is a figure of speech and form of verbal irony in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary.

    Example- And rode with little care.

     

    3. Exclamation– Exclamation is a figure of speech that expresses strong emotions like joy, anger, and surprise.

    Example- ‘Mavrone, mavrone! The man has died

     

    4. Assonance– Assonance is a figure of speech in which the same vowel sound repeats within a group of words.

    Example- In grief swayed to swayed and fro.

     

    5. Simile– A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things.

    Example- As merry as a bird.’

     

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