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What are the poetic devices used in the poem Casting and Gathering?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Casting and Gathering?

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    1. Alliteration: The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity, creating a pleasing rhythm. Example: “green silk tapered cast,” “hushed air,” “Give and swerve.”
    2. Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds within words nearby, adding musicality to the poem. Example: “Years and years ago,” “proofed by the sounds he’s making.”
    3. Enjambment: The continuation of a sentence or phrase from one line to the next, without a pause, creating a flowing and uninterrupted rhythm. Example: “Years and years go past and I cannot move / For I see that when one man casts, the other gathers.”
    4. Metaphor: A comparison between two unrelated things, suggesting a hidden similarity. Example: “One sound is saying, ‘You aren’t worth tuppence, / But neither is anybody.”
    5. Imagery: Vivid and descriptive language that appeals to the senses, allowing readers to visualize the scenes. Example: “A green silk tapered cast,” “sharp ratcheting kept on and on.”
    6. Repetition: The deliberate use of the same words or phrases for emphasis and to create a rhythmic effect. Example: “Years and years ago,” “You are everything you feel beside the river.”
    7. Personification: Giving human qualities to non-human entities or concepts. Example: “I trust contrariness.”
    8. Irony: A contrast between what is said and what is meant, often used to create a deeper meaning or evoke emotions. Example: “The other says, ‘Go with it! Give and swerve.”
    9. Symbolism: The use of symbols to represent abstract ideas or concepts. Example: Fishing symbolizes the cyclical nature of life and the interconnectedness of human actions.

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