What are the poetic devices used in the poem my papa’s waltz?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem my papa’s waltz?

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    1. Allusion: Allusions are brief mentions that do not receive much explanation from the writer. Authors and poets use allusions as a quick way to bring meaning to their writing. Throughout this poem, there are allusions to an undercurrent of violence that makes this “dance” all the stranger.
    2. Enjambment: It is the continuation of a sentence or clause across a line break. For example, “The whiskey on your breath/ Could make a small boy dizzy;”
    3. Simile: It is a figure of speech and type of metaphor that compares two different things using the words “like” or “as.” For example, “hung on like death”

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