What are the poetic devices used in the poem one art?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem one art?

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    1. Symbolism: Symbolism is a poetry method in which abstract concepts, traits, or associations are represented by marks, signs, or phrases. Symbolic words have a different meaning from their actual, literal meaning. For example, The lost “mother’s watch” stands for the challenging relationship Bishop had with her mother, who she lost when she was a young child due to her mother’s institutionalization and subsequent passing.
    2. Irony: The main irony of “One Art” is that the speaker is trying to teach readers in a very didactic and informative manner that loss is similar to an “art” and that it can be “mastered” through practice. But as the poem goes on, it becomes clear that she is attempting to justify the situation to herself to comfort herself that loss is not, in reality, a “disaster.”
    3. Imagery: The use of figurative or descriptive language to conjure an image in the readers’ thoughts is known as imagery. The imagery in stanza three includes “cities,” “realms,” “rivers,” and “continents.”

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