¨Across the moon like a prison bar¨ is an example of a simile because it is a comparison using the words like or as. The author used it in their poem to help the readers picture the setting and what the shadow of the ship looks like in the moonlight.
¨And the measured tread of the grenadiers,¨ is an example of assonance because it is the repetition of similar sounds, usually vowels in a group of words (measured and tread). The author used assonance in the poem because they wanted to create something with similar sounds to make people re read what they are reading, gets them to pay a little more attention.
¨A hurry of hoofs in a village street¨ is an example of alliteration because it is the repetition of initial consonant sounds. The author used it in their poem because it is able to create a musical effect and it emphasis the key words in the phrase.
¨Now he patted his horse´s side Now he gazed at the landscape far and near,¨ is an example of repetition because it is the use, more than once of any element of language. The author used repetition in their poem because it makes you think twice about what your reading, like if your reading the wrong line.
¨The fate of a nation was riding that night; And the spark struck out by the steed, in his flight.¨ is an example of rhyme because it is the repetition of sounds at the ends of words. The author used rhyme in their poem to emphasize certain key words and ideas and the give the poem a song like feeling.
¨Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead......wrapped in silence so deep and still¨ is an example of personification because the people who are buried are already dead and they are wrapped in silence.