What are the Poetic Devices used in the Poem The Cloud?

What are the Poetic Devices used in the Poem The Cloud?

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    • Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line. For example, “From my wings that shaken the dews that waken”.
    • Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line in quick succession. For example, “From the seas and the streams”.
    • Consonance: Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in the same line. For example, “I wield the flail of the lashing hail”.
    • Enjambment: It is a verse that does not come to an end in the same line, but continues in the next line. For example; “I bear light shade for the leaves when laid In their noonday dreams.”
    • Hyperbole: Hyperbole is a device used to exaggerate a statement for the sake of emphasis. For example, “And the nursling of the sky”.
    • Imagery: Imagery is used to make readers perceive things involving their five senses. For example, “I wield the flail of the lashing hail”.
    • Personification: Personification is to give human qualities to inanimate objects. The cloud is personified throughout the poem. For example, “I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers”, “I am the daughter of Earth and Water” and “I silently laugh at my own cenotaph.”
    • Simile: It is a device used to compare an object or a person with something else to make the meanings clear to the readers. For example, “Like a child from the womb, like a ghost from the tomb.”

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