What figure of speech and/or poetic devices are used in "Ode to My Socks"?

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In "Ode to My Socks" there are several figures of speech, for example repetition. He repeats the word two and uses images of two also. For example, two socks as soft as rabbits and two cases, two fish made of wool, two long sharks, two blackbirds, two canons, two decrepit firemen.

In the second part of the poem,instead of focusing on the two socks, he focuses on what to do with them, after deciding they are of value:save them, keep them, put them in a cage.This is a use of repetition too. The image isn't two here, it is what to do with them.