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What is the difference between 'transferred epithet' and 'metaphor'?

In the poem 'My Mother at Sixty-six' by Kamala Das (which I have attached below), what is the poetic device in the line 'the merry children spilling out of their homes'? I feel like it should be ...
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Does this poetic device have a name

Consider this couplet (it's just an example) The driver drove home safely. The Traveller returned home. The driver drove home. Safely, the Traveller returned home. If the placement of the ...
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What are the poetic devices used in this sentence?

In the following sentence, I'm hesitant toward which of these devices: Assonance, consonance, alliteration, repetition and rhyme is/are being used with the bold words. "Then I bethought me of a ...
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In a poetic structure using an AABBA scheme, should the final line's meter match the first two's? [closed]

I'm writing a poem for a class, my upper-level college written comp class, and we weren't told what structure to use but that we needed to use an established poetic structure employing verse as ...
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What types of indirect references are and aren't allusions?

In school I learned that allusions are indirect references. Often my teachers would give examples in the form of references to well-known literary works. If I say "I can read the writing on the wall"...
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Can English have words that are both alliterations and also rhyme?

I’m wondering whether it’s possible for words to not only alliterate with each other but also rhyme with each other at the same time. Is it? It seems like it should be possible, especially if you ...