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The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

Question 8:

There are a number of literary device used in the poem. Some of them have been listed below. Choose the right ones and write them down in the table as shown in the example. In each of the cases explain what they mean.

Simile, metaphor, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, repetition

1.

The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years' child:

Simile; the wedding guest was completely under the control of the mariner

2.

Below the kirk, below the hill,

Below the lighthouse top

 

3.

The sun came up upon the left,

Out of the sea came he

 

4.

The bride hath paced into the hall,

Red as a rose is she

 

5.

And now the storm-blast came,

and he was tyrannous and strong:

 

6.

With sloping masts and dipping prow,

As who pursued with yell and blow

Still treads the shadow of his foe

 

7.

The ice was here, the ice was there,

The ice was all around

 

Answer:

1.

The Wedding-Guest stood still, And listens like a three years' child:

Simile; the wedding guest was completely under the control of the mariner

2.

Below the kirk, below the hill,

Below the lighthouse top

Alliteration; the alphabet ‘b’ is repeated several times

3.

The s...

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