What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem The song of the free?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem The song of the free?

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

     

    1. Eye Rhyme:

     

    Almost all pairs of rhyming words here are found only to be an eye rhyme. Examples are:

    breast,best, frown, on

     

    2. Metaphor:

     

    Throughout the poem, nature is compared to human life. An example would be:

     

    The cloud puts forth it deluge strength
    When lightning cleaves its breast,
    When the soul is stirred to its in most depth
    Great ones unfold their best.

     

    In this stanza, the strength of clouds is compared to that of great people.

     

    3. Personification:

     “Let Fate its hundred horrors send,” In this line, the capitalisation of ‘F’ in ‘Fate’ indicates personification.

     

    4. Anaphora: Repetition of the same words for added emphasis can be found in the following lines:

    When lightning cleaves its breast,
    When the soul is stirred to its in most depth

    Let eyes grow dim and heart grow faint, Let Fate its hundred horrors send,

     

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