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Name the Various Figures of Speech in the Following. Sceptre and Crown Must Tumble Down, and in Dust Be Equal Made with the Poor Crooked Scythe and Spade. - English Language


Name the various Figures of Speech in the following.
Sceptre and crown
Must tumble down,
And in dust be equal made
With the poor crooked scythe and spade.


  • Irony

  • Apostrophe

  • Metonymy

  • Synecdoche

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Metonymy:  Refer to the explanation of Metonymy in the previous answer. Sceptre and crown are a king's accessories;  scythe and spade, a poor farmer's. The accessories substitute the subjects in the given lines of verse that convey the poet's idea that rich and poor become equal in death. 

Synecdoche: a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa, as in England lost by six wickets (meaning ' the English cricket team'). 

Apostrophe: a term used to directly addresses someone or something that isn't present in the poem. 

Irony: An expression that normally signifies the opposite, typically for an emphatic effect.

Concept: Grammar (Entrance Exams)
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