Poonam Sharma In: Poetry What are the poetic devices used in “The Voice of the Rain” by Walt Whitman? What are the poetic devices used in “The Voice of the Rain” by Walt Whitman? Walt Whitman 1 Answer Poonam Sharma A literarian 15 Questions 11 Answers 0 Best Answers 2 Points View Profile Poonam Sharma A literarian Added an answer on August 16, 2019 at 3:27 am Following are the main literary/poetic devices used in the poem “The Voice of the Rain” by Walt Whitman. 1. Personification :- Rain is personified in the whole poem. The rain talks to the poet like a human. Here are some dialogues by the rain – “I am the Poem of Earth”, “I descend to lave the drouths, atomies, dust-layers of the globe”, “I give back life to my own origin, and make pure and beautify it;” etc. 2. Metaphor – The poet uses a lot of metaphors in the poem e.g. “I am the Poem of Earth”, “the voice of the rain” etc. 3. Alliteration – “(s)aid I to the (s)oft-falling (s)hower”, “(w)hence, (v)aguely form’d” etc. 3 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.