What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Negro speaks of rivers?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Negro speaks of rivers?

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    1. Enjambment: It is a literary device in which a line of poetry carries its idea or thought over to the next line without a grammatical pause. For example, I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln/ went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy/ bosom turn all golden in the sunset.
    2. Imagery: It is a vivid and vibrant form of description that appeals to readers’ senses and imagination. For example, “I’ve known rivers:/ Ancient, dusky rivers.
    3. Repetition: It is the primary way of creating a pattern through rhythm. In order to emphasize to the reader, the speaker’s close relationship to the bodies of water, the poem ends with a repetition of the opening lines “I’ve known rivers”.

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