2.1 Animals | English Grammar | Class 10

The blog presents the Grammar question and answers of the poem 2.1 Animals, written by Walt Whitman, from Kumarbharati of Class 10. Here we specifically practise the questions related to figures of speech.

Q6. Find out lines from the poem that are examples of following Figures of Speech.

Ans.

Q7. Identify the Figures of Speech in the following lines.

1. I stand and look at them long and long.
Ans. Repetition : The word long is repeated.

2. They do not sweat and whine about their condition.

Ans. Tautology : Both sweat and whine convey the same idea in different ways (i.e. to work hard).

3. They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God.

Ans. Alliteration: Sound of the letter d is repeated.

4. …… not one is demented with the mania of owning things.

Ans. Hyperbole : The sentence is exaggerated.

5. They bring me tokens of myself.

Ans. Paradox : Two strange or impossible things coming in a same sentence.

6. No one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.

Ans. Hyperbole : The sentence is exaggerated.

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