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Question 9:

The poet has also used both repetition and similes in the poem. For example-'must wait, must stand and wait' (repetition) and 'looked at me vaguely as cattle do' (simile). Pick out examples of both and make a list of them in your notebooks.

Give reasons why the poet uses these literary devices.

Answer:

Repetition:

  • Hot, hot day;

  • Earth brown, earth golden;

  • Was it cowardice, was it perversity, was it humility;

  • I was afraid, I was most afraid;

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