TNPSC English Study Material- Figure of Speech" Rhyme Scheme, Repetition, Apostrophe"

Figure of Speech

Rhyme Scheme,

Specific pattern used in a poem that determines which lines rhyme at the end of the poem.


Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

The rhyme scheme of the poem is determined in the last word of each line, Star and Are in first stanza and High and Sky in second stanza.  



It is word or phrases which is repeated in a sentence or a poetical line.

  1. Let the dead past bury its dead
  2. Act, act in the living present
  3. Pining for a new agony, a new birth.



When a character speaks to an object or an idea, or someone which doesn’t exist or absent or dead in literary work to produce dramatic effect  and to show importance to it.

  1. Oh, Jasmine, how sweet you smell and how bright you look
  2. Bike, please get me to work today.

1 comment:

  1. Alliteration is the occurene of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words, for example: Dunkin Donuts, crystal clear, heavy heart etc.
    In the poem 'The Laburnum Top’ by Ted Hughes, you can see the use of alliteration in two places. It occurs firstly, in the second line of the poem with “September sunlight”. Here you can see, the first letter of both the words are the same. The second occurance you'll find in the ninth line with “tree trembles”. It is not only the letter but the sound that's the same that makes this alliteration work.
    Hope this helps, good luck!



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