The Destruction of Sennacherib

The Destruction of Sennacherib

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  • "The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold"
  • "Spears was like stars on the sea"
  • "Like the leaves of the forest"
  • This convets the Assyrians as merciless preditors in the use of a SIMILE. This makes the reader pity the Jews.The first stanza is a Quatrain, an upbeat rhythm which contradicts the tragic subject.
  • "Angel of Death"
  • The use of sibilance and simile that emphasizes how many there were. The sibilance gives a hissing effect which can correlate with snakes-mischevious, devil-like.
  • The repetition of the simile shows that despite power of man, nature will always indure. AABB rhyming schemes. The use of couplets drives the poem with a persistent regular rhythm whilst also mimicing the charging. A rhythm that is regular and simple is contrasted with something complicated(war) emphasizes how onserd war is.
  • Arcaic language reflects on the Biblical story from The Old Testament.
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