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his eyes, life seemed to be quite loving and warm in his childhood, a childhood he misses dearly.●Imagery:This is created by the use of the followingsimile: “ I weep like a child.” Imagery affects the tone, and the simile reinforces the idea that the speaker is withdrawing to his childhood.●Personification:The speaker uses the following literary device to create an emotionally stirring image of the depth of his nostalgia: “The heart of me weeps.”●Effect of sound devices:This is created by the use of an onomatopoeia in the following line: “ A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling
strings.”●Rhythm/Rhyme:In the following three stanzas of the poem, a rhyming couplet structure is found. Just like the poem, the piano itself is a symbol of rhythmic emotion.AAttitude-Examine both thespeaker's and the poet’sattitudes.When one studies the attitude within a certain poem, he/she must first understand as well as study the tone of the speaker/poet. The speaker’s tone seems to be one of sadness and longing, as shown by the following lines; “The heart of me weeps,” “I weep like a child,” and “The glamour of childish days is upon me.”SShifts-Note shifts in speaker,attitudes and theirpossible links to thepoem’s meaning.