What are the poetic devices used in the poem A House, A Home?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem A House, A Home?

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  1. Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem House, A Home:

    1. Enjambment: It is is the continuation of a sentence or clause across a line break.  e.g. “It’s brick and stone and wood that’s hard. Some window glass and perhaps a yard.” Here a single sentence is divided into four lines.
    2. Repetition: It is the repetition of some words or phrases for poetic effect. e.g. the words “What”, “and”, “it’s” etc are repeated several times.
    3. Rhetorical Question: It is a question asked to make a point rather than in expectation of an answer. In the poem, the poet raises two rhetorical questions, “What is house?” and “What is home?”.

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