Boy At The Window By Richard Wilbur

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Boy at the Window “Boy at the Window” by Richard Wilbur is a poem of a youthful boy who feels heartbroken for the snowman outside his house. The boy thinks the snowman is real and is suffering outside in the storm, however; the snow man not existent. This poem is filled with many literary devices including; irony, personification, simile, imagery, and alliteration. Personification is giving something that’s nonliving human characteristics. The definition fits exactly the way this poet uses it. “Seeing the snowman standing all alone in the dusk and cold is more than he can bear.” The word “he” gives evidence that this snowman is portrayed with human attribute. “The man of snow is, nonetheless, content, having no wish to go inside and die”

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