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What are the poetic devices in “The Laburnum top”?

What are the poetic devices in “The Laburnum top”?

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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem “The Laburnum Top” written by Ted Hughes –

    1. Alliteration :- “(S)eptember s()unlight”, “a (s)uddeness, a (s)tartlement”, “the whole (t)ree (t)rembles”, “(w)histle-chirrup (w)hispering.

    2. Simile: “then sleek as a lizard”

    3. Metaphor: “a machine starts up of chitterings”, “the engine of her family”, “Her barred face identity mask”.

    4. Personification: “the whole tree trembles and thrills”.

    5. Transferred epithet: “Her barred face identity mask”.

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