This poem was confusing to me, because I didn’t know if it was talking about a woman or a job.But it seems like he would take his job over anything.Millay used an additional personification in her poem which was used to personify the rain: “…I miss him in the weeping of the rain…” (Millay, 3).
The lack of involvement time had in the speaker’s life during her loss made it apparent how deeply grief-stricken she was.
Nevertheless, if this poetic device had not been used to convey the theme, it would have turned out less impressive, if not awkward.
The form in the road is used as a metaphor throughout the poem, it is termed as an extended metaphor in line 6 where the person is thinking of taking one road but takes another.
This could be a metaphor for thinking of your choices before deciding.
It is an indirect way of communicating an attitude. Example- Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “Water, water, every where, and all the boards did shrink; Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.” Diction: choice of words.
A writing style may vary according to the level of diction: formal or informal.
mi Xing An D m ATc Hin G By: William Meyer SECTION A • Poetic Devices Glossary Poetic Devices Glossary Irony: a difficult term to define can refer to a manner of expression or a quality in the thing perceived.
In both cases, irony involves the perception of discrepancy, usually between apparent and real significance.
Ergo, similar poetic devices were used in both poems to communicate the theme of grieving the loss of a loved one.
The use of visual imagery in each poem immensely contributed to conveying the theme.