What are the poetic devices used in the poem Pulley?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Pulley?

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  1. The beauty of the poem is enhanced by using figures of speech such as Alliteration,Antithesis,Climax, Paradox, Personification, Repetition, Synecdoche, Tautology, Hyperbole, Inversion and Metaphor. There is also a repetition of initial words in few stanzas, eg: In stanza 2: line 2 and 3- when and then, stanza 3: line 3 and 5- so and bestow. Herbert uses a theological (the study of the nature of God and religious belief) concept throughout this poem. This strategy is similar to a metaphor, but it is far more sophisticated. In this poem, Herbert utilises a pulley to depict humanity’s connection with God/religion.

     

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