What are the poetic devices used in the poem Rain on the Roof?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Rain on the Roof?

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    Following poetic devices have been used in the poem Rain on the Roof:

    1. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. lie listening”, “starry spheres”, “humid hover”, “press pillow”, “darling dreamers” “rain roof” etc.
    2. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. In the poem, melancholy darkness weeps in rainy tears. Melancholy and tears are specific to humans but are attributed to the darkness. Again, in stanza 2, thousand recollections weave air-threads. The weaving is also a characteristic feature of humans but attributed to dreams.
    3. Onomatopoeia: It is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named. e.g. patter, tinkle.
    4. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech that is used to make a comparison between two things that aren’t alike but do have something in common. e.g. shadows refer to clouds.
    5. Transferred Epithet: When an adjective usually used to describe one thing is transferred to another. e.g. “melancholy darkness”, “dreamy fancies”, “darling dreamers”.

    Read the summary of this poem.

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