What are the Poetic devices used in the poem Off to the Outer Space Tomorrow Morning?

What are the Poetic devices used in the poem Off to the Outer Space Tomorrow Morning?

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    • Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things in an interesting way using the word “like” or “as”. For example, “In solit’ry confinement as complete as any gaol”, “With the teacups circling round me like the planets round the sun”
    • Metaphor: A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. For example, “I’ll be centre of my gravity, a universe of one”
    • Anaphora: Anaphora is the repetition of words or phrases in a group of sentences, clauses, or poetic lines. For example,, “You can start the Count Down, you can take a last look;”, “You can pass me my helmet from its plastic hook;”, “You can cross out my name in the telephone book”,  “There won’t be any calendar, there won’t be any clock”, “I’ll be writing no letters; I’ll be posting no mail”
    • Ellipsis: The omission of words whose absence does not impede the reader’s ability to understand the expression. For example, “I’ll doze when I’m sleepy and wake without a knock”

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