What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Sea?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Sea?

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    1. Metaphor:

    This can be considered the most glaring of the poetic devices found in this poem. The entire poem compares the ‘sea’to a ‘dog’, thus consisting of a running metaphor.

    2. Onomatopoeia:

    This poem has a lot of words that are the same as their sounds. A couple of examples would be ‘clashing’, ‘gnaws’ and ‘sniffs’.

     

    3. Repetition:

    The poem has two such examples for added examples. They are: ‘Bones, bones, bones, bones!and So quiet, so quiet.

     

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