Read this poem and see if you can find literary elements.  For example, tone, style and diction (if I use sarcastic as the tone). "next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn's early my country tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it we should worry in every language even deafanddumb thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry by jingo by gee by gosh by gum why talk of beauty what could be more beaut- iful than these heroic happy dead who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter they did not stop to think they died instead then shall the voice of liberty be mute?"

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I definitely see a few literary devices at work here.

"worry in every language" = metaphor
"my country tis of--" = allusion
"by gorry by jingo by gee by gosh by gum" = alliteration + dialect/slang (diction)
rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter = simile + personificataion

If you are looking for general feedback on your poetry, there are a few more pieces of writing advice I offer beyond recognizing your literary elements, however.

One important thing to note about poetry, is that although the form and technical (or formal) rules of writing can be bent ,...

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