What are the poetic devices used in the poem There is Another Sky?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem There is Another Sky?

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  1. Following figures of speech/literary devices have been used in the poem There is Another Sky:

    1. Metaphor: An expression that describes a person or object by referring to something that is considered to have similar characteristics to that person or object. It is seen throughout the entire poem. Dickinson constructed it as one long extended metaphor that compares her writing, and the world she creates with her pen, to a garden.
    2. Metonymy: A figure of speech in which the name of an object or concept is replaced with a word closely related to or suggested by the original. The “unfading flowers” are a metonym (or symbol) of an allusion to the way that time has no power over her written creations.
    3. Alliteration: occurs when words are used in succession, or at least appear close together, and begin with the same sound. For example, “faded forests” and “fields” in lines five and six.
    4. Enjambment: Another important technique commonly used in poetry is enjambment. It occurs when a line is cut off before its natural stopping point. Enjambment forces a reader down to the next line, and the next, quickly. One has to move forward to comfortably resolve a phrase or sentence; For example, the transition between lines eleven and twelve: “In its unfading flowers/ I hear the bright bee hum”.

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