What are the poetic devices used in sonnet 27 of Amoretti by Edmund Spenser?

Three poetic devices used in Sonnet 27 of Amoretti by Edmund Spenser are apostrophe, repetition, and anaphora.

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Here are three poetic devices used in Sonnet 27 of Amoretti by Edmund Spenser:

1) Apostrophe

Apostrophe refers to a type of poem which directly addresses a person or thing which is absent. Sonnet 27 is addressed to an unknown person whom Spenser only refers to as "Faire." The last couplet of the sonnet makes it an example of apostrophe:

Faire be no lenger proud of that shall perish,
but that which shal you make immortall, cherish.

In these lines, Spenser directly addresses "Faire" and asks them not to be proud of their beauty (which is fleeting and will "be forgot as it had never beene") but to cherish the thing that will make them immortal (his verse). Since the speaker talks directly to the subject of the poem, who isn't there, and addresses them as "you," the poem is an example of apostrophe.

2) Repetition

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