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Figures of Speech Observed in Poems


7. 

"Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit"
What figure of speech can be identified in the aforesaid line from the poem, "Where the Mind is Without Fear"?

Answer : D. Alliteration

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8. 

Identify the statement that best explains the use of metaphor in
"laugh till the game is played; and be you merry, my friend".

Answer : D. life is compared to a game

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9. 

In "On the day of Sicilian July, with Etna smoking"
The reference to Sicilian· July is an example of

Answer : D. Allusion

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10. 

"How beautiful you are, Earth, and how sublime
How perfect your obedience to the light and how - noble is your submission to the sun"
What is the figure of speech used in the above lines?

Answer : A. Personification

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11. 

Match the poetic lines under column A with t he figures of speech under column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Column A Column B
a) You are the mouth and lips of eternity 1) Alliteration
b) About the fun of flying 2) Onomatoepia
c) In the boom of the tingling strings 3) Metaphor
d) The ship has weather'd every rack 4) Personification

Answer : C. a-4 ,b-1 ,c-2 ,d-3

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12. 

The line"'A slender tinkling fall that made" contains _____________

Answer : B. Onomatopneia

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