What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem To Sleep?

What are the poetic devices/figures of speech used in the poem To Sleep?

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  1. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Sleep is personified in this poem.

    Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. The first two stanzas of this poem consist of one sentence. This is an example of enjambment.

    Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “One after one”, “white sheets of water”, “Sleepless; and soon the small birds’”, “melodies/ Must hear”, “Sleep! by any stealth:/ So”, “blesséd barrier between”, “day and day”

     

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