What are the poetic devices used in the poem To the butterfly?

What are the poetic devices used in the poem To the butterfly?

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  1. Figures of Speech

    1. Inversion: Sometimes, the normal word order is changed in the lines of a poem, to emphasise something or to make the lines sound better. This change in word order is called ‘inversion’.

    Example- A little longer stay in sight!

    2. Repetition: Repetition is a literary device in which a word or phrase is repeated two or more times.

    Example- Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days,

    3. Alliteration: Alliteration is a figure of speech in which the same sound repeats in a group of words.

    Example- I followed on from brake to bush;

    4. Metaphor– A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two non-similar things without using ‘like’ or ‘as’.

    Example- Historian of my infancy!

    5. Exclamation: When ideas or words express strong emotions such as joy, surprise, anger etc., it is known as Exclamation. Words or sentences end in an exclamation mark in this type of figure of speech.

    Example- Oh! pleasant, pleasant were the days,

     

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