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What are the poetic devices used in the poem Tartary?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem Tartary?

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    • Simile- A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two things. Examples- “lamps would shine, / Yellow as honey, red as wine”, beads “clustered thick as seeds”, “Her trembling lake like foamless seas”
    • Repetition- It is the repetition of a word or a phrase in the poem for poetic effect. Example- “If I were Lord of Tartary”
    • Imagery– Imagery refers to the elements of a poem that engage a reader’s senses. The poet uses imagery to describe the beauty of Tartary and his experience as its ruler.
    • Alliteration- It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. Examples- “Myself and me”, “mandoline, / Made music”, “zebras seven should”, “Through Tartary’s”
    • Inversion– It is a change in the expected word order. Examples- “Of beaten gold my throne”, “And in my court should peacocks flaunt”, “And in my forests tigers haunt”, “And in my pools great fishes slant/ Their fins athwart the sun”, “Trumpeters every day/ To every meal would summon me”, “zebras seven”, “ere should wane the morning-star”


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