What figurative language can be found in "A Night Thought" by William Wordsworth?

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The poems opens with apostrophe, which is when a speaker addresses someone who is not there or an inanimate or abstract object. Here, the speaker communicates to an unknown someone or something with the word "Lo!" and goes on to describe the night sky.

Wordsworth uses metaphor, a comparison that does not use the words "like" or "as," when he compares the moon in stanza three to a "bright ship of heaven!"

The poem also uses alliteration , which is placing words that begin with the same consonant close to each other to create a pleasing sense of rhythm. Alliteration also places emphasis on certain words. In the first two lines of the second stanza, for example, the "f" sound is repeated three times...

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