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

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

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  1. Following literary devices/figures of speech have been used in the poem The Sower:

    1. Alliteration: It is the occurrence of the same sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. e.g. Shadows shoot across the lands”, “But one sower lingers still”, “From his hand”, “to see him stride”, “Darkness deepens”, “Seems to touch the starry skies”. These all are the examples of alliteration.
    2. Personification: It refers to the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things. In the poem,  the poet says, “Twilight hastens on to rule”. The words “hasten” and “rule” are used for humans, but in the poem, the poet personifies twilight. Here it means that the twilight (darkness) spreads across the land.
    3. Inversion: It is the reversal of the normal order of the words and phrases in a sentence. e.g. “Now to Sow the task is set.
    4. Hyperbole: It is a figure of speech that uses extreme exaggeration to make a point or show emphasis. e.g. “His hight seems to touch the starry skies.”
    5. Antithesis: It is a poetic device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect. “Darkness deepens, Fades the light.”

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