"Wanders and watches, with eager ears." (25) The example of alliteration is on line 25 because the author uses the same beginning sound for "wanders and watches" and "eager ears." The importance of alliteration in the text is that it draws the readers attention to this particular sentence of text, and helps them focus on the true meaning of the words.
"A Line where black that bends and floats/ On the rising tide like a bridge of boats." (56) This is an example of a simile because it compares a line where black that bends and floats to a bridge of boats using like. The author uses a simile in the text to make the story more interesting, while getting the informtion across.
"And the meeting-house windows, black and bare,/ Gaze at him with a spectral glare." (98) This is an example of personification because windows can not glare, nor do anything because they are inanimate objects. By using personification the author creates his writing more vivid, and easy to imagine.
"Now he patted his horse's side,/ Now he gazed at the landscapes far and near." (60) This is an example of repetition because "Now he" is repeated twice in the text. The author uses repetition to highlight, or draw attention the this sentence or phrase.
"A phantom ship, with each mast and spar." (15) This is an example of a metaphor because it is comparing a phantom, to a ship. By saying this, the author makes his text more interesting while still getting the important information of the poem across. The author also sparks the reader's imagination, and they can imagine this image in their heads.
"By the trembling ladder, steep and tall." (49) This is an example of imagery because trembling is something you can see, and also feel, so this statement appeals to touch and sight. When the author uses imagery, an image is created in the readers head, which helps them better understand what they are reading. So when the author states "trembling" it appeals to the readers senses.