identify and explain the figure of speech used in the line the river glideth at his own will

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The figure of speech used here is Personification. This is because the will or choice made, just like a human being does, has been linked to the river. 

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Personification – 'The sun' has been personified using the male pronoun 'his'. The river glideth at his own sweet will: Personification – The river has been given the animate quality of having its own 'will'.
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