What are the literary devices used in "Passing Breeze" by Rabindranath Tagore?
Tagore's poem "Passing Breeze" contains the following literary devices:
1. Personification- the giving of human characteristics to non-human/non-living things.
The following line contains personification given that light cannot dance (typically, it is a description given to light, but the fact remains that people dance- not light.
this golden light that dances upon the leaves
2. Metaphor- comparison between two things not using the words "like/as".
The following line compares clouds to boats:
these idol clouds sailing across the sky.
3. Hyperbole- an exaggeration which is not meant to be taken literally.
The following line contains hyperbolic language:
And my heart has touched thy feet.
This is a hyperbole given ones heart cannot touch another's feet, but the image of it projects a specific feeling/thought.