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Poet’s use of language

  • Repetition of line structures: ‘And torrents fall’, ‘Ten thousand all’
  • Use of rhyme to highlight the storytelling qualities of the poem
  • Characteristic use of understatement: the ‘hoarse auctioneer’
  • Photographic power of the poem
  • Repetition of rhyme patterns conveying tedium
  • Use of similes
  • Use of alliteration
  • The use of a postscript: a device used to add on an afterthought