What is the figure of speech used in the first five line of the first stanza of the poem “The Heart of the Tree” by Henry Cuyler Bunner?
In the first five stanza of the poem “The Heart of the Tree”, the poet implicitly compares a tree with a “flag of breezes free”, “shaft of beauty towering high” and “home to heaven anigh”. These are examples of some fine metaphors used by the poet.
Again, in the second line, where the poet calls a tree to be a “friend of sun and sky”, it can be taken as a personification.
For all the poetic devices used in the poem, please read : Figure of Speech / Poetic Devices in the poem ‘The Heart of the Tree’?
From beginning of first line till the fifth line the poet used metaphors except the second line where has used personification.