What are the poetic devices used in the poem Amanda?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Amanda?

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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem Amanda:

    1. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. In the poem, Amanda imagines herself as mermaid and Rapunzel.
    2. Repetition: It is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times. In the poem, words like Amanda, Don’t etc are repeated again and again for poetic effect.
    3. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. Stop that slouching and sit up straight”, “Did you tidy your room” etc.
    4. Allusion: It is a literary device in which the writer or speaker refers either directly or indirectly to a person, event, or thing in history or to a work of art or literature. In the poem, Amanda imagines herself to be mythological characters like mermaid and Rapunzel.

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  2. This answer was edited.
    • Anaphora
    • Repetition
    • Alliteration
    • Imagery
    • Refrain
    • Assonance
    • Allusion
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    • Epiphora: Two consecutive lines ending with the same word. e.g. don’t bite your nails, Amanda, Don’t hunch your shoulders, Amanda
    • symploce: Two consecutive lines starting and ending with the same word. e.g. Don’t bite your nails, Amanda, Don’t hunch your shoulders, Amanda.
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