What are the poetic devices used in the poem Incident of the French Camp?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Incident of the French Camp?

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  1. Following figures of speech have been used in the poem Incident of the French Camp:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Stood on our storming-day”, “army-leader Lannes”, “held himself erect”, “The Marshal’s in the market-place”, “bruised eaglet breathes”, “flag-bird flap”
    2. Enjambment– It is the continuation of a sentence to multiple lines. Many of the sentences in this poem span multiple lines and are therefore of this nature.
    3. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “his plans/ Soared up again like fire”
    4. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “bound on bound”
    5. Personification– Personification is a figure of speech in which an idea or thing is given human attributes and/or feelings or is spoken of as if it were human. Example- “smiling joy”.

    Incident of the French Camp Poem by Robert Browning Line Wise Summary

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