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    Lightbulb Literary devices of A Late Walk(by Robert Frost)

    "When I go up through the mowing field,
    The headless aftermath,
    Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
    Half closes the garden path.

    And when I come to the garden ground,
    The whir of sober birds
    Up from the tangle of withered weeds
    Is sadder than any words

    A tree beside the wall stands bare,
    But a leaf that lingered brown,
    Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
    Comes softly rattling down.

    I end not far from my going forth
    By picking the faded blue
    Of the last remaining aster flower
    To carry again to you"

    Can anyone please tell me the literary devices of this poem??

    I hqve asked this in many other websites but they only give me the meaning.


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    Re: Literary devices of A Late Walk(by Robert Frost)

    What literary devices do you think might have been used?


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    Simile: "The headless aftermath smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew"
    We are comparing the tree that don't have any leafs with the hatch. Qualities they share are the shape and nature.
    Metaphor: "The Whir of sober birds up from the tangle of withered weeds is sadder than any words"
    We are comparing the sad whir sound of the birds with the sadness of the sad words. Qualities they share is the sadness.
    Personification: "A tree beside the wall stands bare"
    "bare" or naked is used for humans, not for plants.
    Alliteration: "garden ground"
    Personification: "sober birds"
    Sober means serious or practical, and birds don't have these charcterstics, only humans do.

    I think that these are the literary devices used.Do you think that there are more literary devices and are the ones I picked are right??
    Please answer as soon as possible.
    Thank you very much

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    Re: Literary devices of A Late Walk(by Robert Frost)

    You forgot:
    withered weeds
    (alliteration)




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