In Dana Gioia, what figures of speech can you identify in,"money".
In his poem "Money," Dana Gioia uses a series of cliches and idioms that are part of American vernacular and slang:
...the long green,
cash, stash, rhino, jack
or just plain dough.
He uses anaphora (repeated beginnings of phrases):
To be made of it! To have it to burn!
He also uses much visual imagery:
burn holes through pockets
It greases the palm, feathers a nest,
holds heads above water,
He uses personification, giving money human qualities:
He uses verbal irony to show a paradox:
You don't know where it's been,
but you put it where your mouth is.