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What are the poetic devices in Meadow surprises?

What are the poetic devices in Meadow surprises?

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  1. Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem Meadow Surprises.

    1. Alliteration: it is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “sitting very still”, “he hops”, “whose fuzzy head”, “look and listen”.
    2. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase denoting one kind of object or action is used in place of another to suggest a likeness or analogy between them. e.g. “A dandelion whose fuzzy head was golden days ago has turned to airy parachutes“. In this line, the white petals of the dandelion is called “airy parachutesA” as they fly in the air like parachutes. Another example is “butterfly unfolding its drinking straws”. In this line, the antennas of butterfly are called straws as they like like straws.
    3. Enjambment: It is the running-over of a sentence or phrase from one poetic line to the next. e.g. “You may see a butterfly Rest upon a buttercup And unfold its drinking straws To sip the nectar up.”.

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