What are some of the writing techniques used in "Old Ironsides"?

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For "Old Ironside" if you have to choose just one writing technique, I would focus on either imagery or verbal irony because Holmes relies heavily on both devices. For imagery, consider all the examples of images and sounds present in the poem, from the "tattered" flag to...

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