How does John Keats use literary devices to convey meaning in the poem "Sonnet to Sleep"? I have to write an essay on this topic, and I am not sure where to start! :)   Thanks for your help in advance!

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Keats starts out by using a metaphor , comparing sleep to an embalmer tending the body of a dead person, starting with closing the eyelids of the corpse. It's not a fearful gesture - the process is quiet and peaceful, as is the writing. "Shutting with careful fingers and benign, our gloom-pleased eyes" - the speaker in the poem is ready and eager to go to sleep, as confirmed...

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