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A rather simplistic song with a simple melody and the lilt of speech, the song of the Rebellion, "Beasts of England" has short stanzas of four lines with the rhyme scheme of abcb. It is a catchy tune that the animals easily learn. Throughout this battle hymn, there is figurative language and imagery:
- Apostrophe - the Beasts of England are addressed in the first stanza: "Hearken to my joyful tidings/Of the golden future time." The final stanza also addresses the beasts.
- Metaphor - "the golden future," "Tyrant Man," "fruitful fields of England,"
- Personification - "Cruel whips"
- Metonymy - "Bit and spur" This figure of speech that substitutes something closely related to a thing actually meant. These metal pieces used on horses represent the controlling and cruel aspects of Mr. Jones. "Wheat and barley, oats and hay,/Clover, beans, and mangel wurzel" stand for the contentment the animals will feel.
- visual imagery - "golden future" "bright"
- olfactory imagery - "Sweeter yet shall blow its breezes"
- tactile imagery - "trod by beast alone"
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