What are the poetic devices used in the poem Character of a Happy Man?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Character of a Happy Man?

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  1. This poem has a myriad of poetic devices, some of which are as follows:

    1. Eye Rhyme:  In order to maintain the rhyme scheme, the poem uses words that are similar but are pronounced differently. An example would be ‘are’ and care’.
    2. Alliteration: Alliteration can be observed in the following phrase: ‘fear to fall’.
    3. Anaphora: A repetition of the same word in successive clauses for added emphasis can also be observed. An example would be: ‘Whose passions not his masters are/Whose soul is still prepared for death’.

     

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