What are the poetic Devices used in the Poem The Clothesline?

What are the poetic Devices used in the Poem The Clothesline?

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

    Example- They shiver and skip in the merry March wind.

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

    Example- Like fairy-tale witches they wildly dance;

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

    Example- Hand in hand they dance in a row,

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

    Example- Flipping and flapping and flopping for fun.

    • Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia is a figure of speech in which words evoke the actual sound of the thing they refer to or describe.

    Example- Flip! Flap! Flop! and away they go —  

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