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Interpret and list literary devices for "“Goodnight, goodnight! Parting is such sweet...

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summer2006hottie | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 6, 2007 at 8:19 AM via web

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Interpret and list literary devices for "“Goodnight, goodnight! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.”

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lmillerm | College Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted March 11, 2007 at 11:20 AM (Answer #1)

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Interpretation: "Good night! Good night! Leaving is so sad, that I wish I could say "goodnight" until tomorrow, so I wouldn't have to leave you."

Literary Devices:
Rhyming couplet: sorrow/morrow
Alliteration: Using the same consonants in a succession (Such Sweet Sorrow).

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