What are the Poetic Devices of the Poem The Man He Killed?

What are the Poetic Devices of the Poem The Man He Killed?

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

    1. Apostrophe: The persona’s ‘foe’ or ‘he’, is constantly mentioned in the poem even though he was not present, making it an apostrophe. 
    2. Alliteration: A couple of examples would be ‘Had he’ and ‘face to face’. 
    3. Enjambment: The lines of this poem run over to the next. One example where this is more pronounced would be ‘That’s clear enough; although/”He thought he’d ‘list, perhaps’ where the persona’s dilemma is highlighted. 

     

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