What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Queen’s Rival?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Queen’s Rival?

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  1. Following poetic devices have been used in the poem The Queen’s Rival:

    1. Simile: It is a literary device that directly compares two things using “as” or “like”. The poet uses ample similes in the poem. e.g. “A young queen eyed like the morning star”, “Seven queens shone round her ivory bed, Like seven soft gems on a silken thread”, “Like seven fair lamps in a royal tower”, “Like seven bright petals of Beauty’s flower”, “Ran to her knee like a wildwood fay”, “Queen Gulnaar laughed like a tremulous rose”.
    2. Metaphor: It is a literary device that directly refers to one thing by mentioning another. e.g. “Seven new moon tides” refers to beautiful brides.
    3. Oxymoron: It is a literary device in which contradictory terms appear in conjunction. e.g. “Empty splendour”, “shadowless bliss’.
    4. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. “No savour or salt “, “my messengers”, “When spring winds wakened”, “two spring times”, “fillet with fringes”.
    5. Personification: It is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-living things. e.g. “the peach groves thrilled”.

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