what are the various figures of speech used in the poem the patriot
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Following figure of speech is used in the poem, “The Patriot”:-
1) Personification:- is the attribution of human characteristics to animals and non-living things. For example, the roofs of the houses have been given human like characteristics by saying “The house roofs seemed to heave and sway.”
2) Metaphor:- is is used to compare two different ideas by bringing forth their similarity. For example the use of roses in the poem symbolizes the people’s love and affection towards the speaker.
3) Alliteration:- is the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. For example, “ myrtle mixed” or “dropped down dead.”
4) Pathetic Fallacy:- is used when the speaker says “I go in the rain” meaning that the rain acting as a symbol washes away all his dignity, leaving him innocent.
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