What are the Poetic Devices used in the Poem Past, Present, Future?

What are the Poetic Devices used in the Poem Past, Present, Future?

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    1. Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. The phrase “tell me” is an example of repetition in this poem.
    2. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “‘AnAutumn evening”, “With a wind”
    3. Metaphor- A metaphor directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. In this poem, the autumn evening with the mournful wind is a metaphor for nostalgia, the young bird preparing for flight is a metaphor for heading towards the future, and the infinite sea is a metaphor for the endless possibilities that the future holds.
    4. Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. Examples- “An Autumn evening soft and mild”, “A green and flowery spray”, “A sea beneath a cloudless sun;/ A mighty, glorious, dazzling sea”

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