What are the poetic devices used in the poem a Thing of Beauty is Joy Forever?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem a Thing of Beauty is Joy Forever?

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    • Alliteration: Use of consonant sound at the start of two words which are close in series  Eg.  Sleep full of sweet dreams, the sound of ‘s’ is repeated,
    • Metaphor: Compares one kind of thing to another kind of thing. Eg, A bower quiet for us (calmness of the bower is compared to the calming effect of a beautiful thing)
    • Anaphora: Use of same word in two consecutive lines. Anaphora serves the purpose of delivering an artistic effect to a passage. Eg. Of noble natures- Of all the unhealthy
    • Imagery: creating a sensory effect of beautiful things lined up in a string.  Eg. A flowery band to bind us,
    • Inversion: The normal order of words is reversed. Eg. ( Are we wreathing a flowery band)
    • Antithesis: opposite words placed together. Eg. Old and young

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