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What are the Literary Devices used in 'The Brook' by Lord Tennyson?

  1. 'The Brook' by Lord Tennyson is packed with Literary Devices. A List of such evices employed by Tennyson is given below:
  2. ‘I” – The brook is personified
  3. ‘I` ................`(Line – 1) & ‘I...............`(Line – 2) of the first stanza is an example of Anaphora (Anaphora is the repetition of a certain word or phrase at the beginning of successive lines of writing or speech)
  4. “Sudden sally” (Alliteration)
  5. “Bicker” – (onomatopoeia)
  6. Twenty thorpes (Alliteration)
  7. By .............................(Line – 1) & By.............. (Line -3) – Stanza 2- Repetition
  8. Men may (Alliteration)
  9. Chatter`, ‘trebles`, ‘babble` - onomatopoeia.
  10. “fairly foreland” and ”with willow weed” – Alliteration
  11. Chatter – Onomatopoeia
  12. chatter, chatter ; men may –Alliteration
  13. .......................and in and out – Antithesis (Antithesis is a figure of speech opposing or contrasting ideas are placed closed to each other. It brings out of the contrast in the ideas)
  14. .........about and – Alliteration
  15. here and there – Antithesis
  16. foamy flake, golden gravel –Alliteration
  17. All along, men may – Alliteration
  18. Men may – Repetition
  19. Come ................go – Antithesis.
  20. I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance – Asyndeton (is a figure of speech in which one or several conjunctions are omitted from a series of related clauses)
  21. Skimming swallows – sandy shallows – Alliteration
  22. Murmur – Onomatopoeia.
  23. And out again I curve and flow – Inversion ( literary technique in which the normal order of words is reversed in order to achieve a particular effect )
  24. Men…may – Alliteration
  25. Men… may – Repetition

 

 

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