What are the poetic devices used in the poem Benjamin Jones Goes Swimming?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Benjamin Jones Goes Swimming?

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    1. Simile: It is a phrase that is a comparison between two different things and shows a common quality between them. It uses the words of comparison which include like, as, as-as, so -as, etc. For example, “Made him swim like a swimmer possessed!”
    2. Paradox: A seemingly self-contradictory phrase or concept that illuminates truth. For example, “With others so fast, you’re sure to be last”
    3. Repetition: A repeating words, phrases, lines, or stanzas. It is used to emphasize a feeling or idea, create rhythm, and/or develop a sense of urgency. For example, “With others so fast, you’re sure to be last,”
    4. Enjambment: It is continuing a line after the line breaks. For example,

    “The thought of his toe in the claw of his foe Made him swim like a swimmer possessed!”

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