POETIC DEVICES

A) Symbolism

Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.

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Quiet eyes:
-represents deceitful intentions
-eyes that do not show much emotion
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Paradise
-a state of bliss
-represents the state of ecstacy
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Pleasure seeking guys:
-represents men who deceive innocent women with their appearance.
B) MetaphorMetaphor is a figure of speech makes an implicit, implied or hidden comparison between two things or objects that are poles apart from each other but have some characteristics common between them. In other words, a resemblance of two contradictory or different objects is made on a single or some common characteristics.

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Two pools of lies:
– this is compared to deceit.
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Losing at dice:
– Losing at a games of chance
– Life is a gamble
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The hows and whys:
-a difficult situation where solutions are not easily found.
C) Alliteration
It is a stylistic device in which a number of words occur close together in a series, having the same first consonant sound. 
‘Lies layered’
Sentences are alliterative because the first letter of words (L) occurs close together and  produces alliteration in the sentence. An important point to remember here is that alliteration does not depend on letters but on sounds

D) Personification

Personification is a figure of speech in which a thing, an idea or an animal is given human attributes. The non-human objects are portrayed in such a way that we feel they have the ability to act like human beings.  For example, when we say, “The sky weeps” we are giving the sky the ability to feel that is a human quality. Thus, we can say that the sky has been personified in the given sentence.

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Eyes breathing desolate sighs:
-eyes that pour out sadness

 

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