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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

MCQ

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.

Options

  • Irony

  • Apostrophe

  • Metonymy

  • Synecdoche

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Solution

Metonymy

Explanation:

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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