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Go through the poem and write an appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format. - English

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Go through the poem and write an appreciation of the poem in a paragraph format.

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The poem The Height of the Ridiculous' by Oliver Wendell Holmes is a humorous poem written for enjoyment. with plenty of funny expressions. The main purpose of the poet is to simply entertain his audience. The rhyme scheme of the poem is ab cb. There are many figures of speech, like Hyperbole, Tautology,
Onomatopoeia, Alliteration, etc. but the one that stands out is Transferred Epithet. In the line Ten days and nights, with sleepless eye' the adjective sleepless' should be for the man and not for the eye. This is a humorous poem. The special feature of the poem are the expressions that indicate funny moments. The reader forms a mental picture and enjoys the poem. My favorite line is The sixth, he burst five buttons. I like this line because I can imagine the way the man must have been laughing till he burst the buttons on his coat. I like the poem because it is a light Simple and entertaining poem.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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Balbharati English Kumarbharati 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4.4 The Height of the Ridiculous
English Workshop | Q 8 | Page 173
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