Identify 5/6 examples of language techniques used in this poem. Explain why you think these examples (and techniques) were used.
What ideas, experiences, events and atmosphere do they convey?
- simile “watching, we hear the gusts tugging on the wire, Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.”
- repetition “But nothing happens…. but nothing happens”
- personification “in merciless iced east winds that knives us…”
- metaphor ” crusted dark red jewels”
- metaphor “all their eyes are ice.”