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What are the poetic devices used in the poem Miniver Cheevy?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Miniver Cheevy?

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    Metaphor: literary device to compare two different things to assemble the common, “the child of scorn.” This first line of the poem is an example of metaphor. Apostrophe: to address someone or something that is not present. In the poem art has been called out as “a vagrant being.” Symbolism: Using different symbols and images to present other ideas. For example, ‘khaki suit’ symbolizes the modern culture of the contemporary times. Allegory: It is an extended metaphor. The idea of “Medici” projects the idea of the medieval age that Miniver idealizes.  Anaphora: repetition of words at the start of a line. “Miniver thought, and thought, and thought,/ And thought about it.” Enjambment: A line is suddenly cut off urging the reader to quickly jump to the next line. In this poem it occurs when “He would have sinned incessantly/ Could he have been one.” Assonance: repetition of vowel sounds in one line. The sound of ‘e’ is repeated in “The missed the medieval grace” and also in “Miniver Cheevy, child of scorn.” Personification: to associate human-like qualities in an abstract or non-human object. The poet has used this device to attribute the art with human-like qualities by making it wander.  Allusion: indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or idea of historical, literary or political importance. Miniver gives a peek of that using the past world when he says “He dreamed of Thebes and Camelot,/ And Priam’s neighbors.” Imagery: It heightens a reader’s senses through the description of visual sights. Swords and horses here are described in vibrant images as bright and prancing. Oxymoron: where two opposite terms appear in the same line. Like in the line “grew line.” Synecdoche: this represents a part of the sentence as a whole. “Khaki suit” is a representation of the entire modern culture.  Miniver Cheevy Summary

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