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 mad gusts tugging on the wire, Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles.
Repetition – “But nothing happens”
Personification – “In the merciless iced east winds that knive us”
Metaphor – “All their eyes are ice”
Metaphor – “Crusted dark-red jewels”