What are the poetic devices used in the poem Desiderata?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Desiderata?

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  1. Following poetic devices are used in the poem, “Desiderata”:-

    1. Enjambment:- it is the continuation of a sentence with a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet or a stanza. It is seen in the poem when the speaker says “for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment/ it is as perennial as the grass.”

    2. Alliteration:- it is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. For example, “however humble” or “strength of spirit.”

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