This poem is full of figures of speech and poetic elements.
One of the first figures of speech that stands out to me is his use of anaphora, which is repetition at the beginning of each line. Dana Gioia starts several lines of the poem with the word "money." He also uses anaphora and parallel structure in the beginnings of phrases, such as in the third stanza with his use of "To be," "To have," and "To burn."
Gioia also uses metaphor and simile throughout the poem. Most of the poem is a list of words or...
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