What are the poetic devices used in the poem Stolen Boat?

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    • Personification: Personification is a figure of speech where non-human objects are given human traits and qualities.

    Example- Strode after me. With trembling oars I turned,

    • Simile: A simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison between two things by using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.

    Example- Went heaving through the water like a swan;

    • Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.

    Example- Of Sea or sky, no colours of green fields;

    • Alliteration: Alliteration is when two or more words that start with the same sound are used repeatedly in a phrase or a sentence.

    Example- Like living men, moved slowly through the mind

    • Imagery: Imagery can be defined as a writer or speaker’s use of words or figures of speech to create a vivid mental picture or physical sensation.

    Example- Small circles glittering idly in the moon,

     

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