What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Village Song?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem The Village Song?

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    1. Metaphor: A common poetic device where an object in, or the subject of, a poem is described as being the same as another otherwise unrelated object. For example, “The bridal-songs and cradle-songs have cadences of sorrow,”
    2. Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualities. For example, “The laughter of the sun today, the wind of death tomorrow”
    3. Alliteration: The repetition of the same letter sound across the start of several words in a line of text. For example, “O mother mine, I cannot stay, the fairy-folk are calling.”

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