What are the poetic devices used in the poem Somebody’s Mother?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Somebody’s Mother?

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  1. Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem Somebody’s Mother:

    1. Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “The woman was old”, “streets were white”, “the crowded crossing”, “the slippery street”, “without hurt or harm”, “His young heart happy”, “‘She’s somebody’s mother”, “someone, some time”, “somebody’s son”
    2. Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Example- “Came happy boys, like a flock of sheep”
    3. Synecdoche- Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. Example- “her anxious eye”
    4. Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “At the crowded crossing she waited long”, “Hastened the children on their way”, “Her aged hand on his strong young arm/ She placed”.

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