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Ralph Waldo Emersons poem Each and All is a work that correlates and examines the relationships between various animate and inanimate objects that exist on different levels of life In order to modify and emphasize his points and ideas Emerson uses a variety of techniques both conventional and unconventional poetic devices Each and All is a poem that organizes and puts into perspective all aspects of life including his own while creating a unifying theme between beauty truth and spirituality Due to the inconsistent patterns that exist throughout the lines it becomes evident within the structure of this particular work that Emerson has no distinctive style Emersons use of rhyme within this poem varies from the rhymed couplet to a split couplet inversion slant rhyme no rhyme or blank verse and enjambment Inversion and enjambment occur in this in poem in lines 1 and 2 where Emerson says Little thinks in the field yon red-cloaked clown Of the from the hill top looking down In lines 1-12 of the poem we witness Emersons use of the rhymed couplet AABBCCDD etc which remains consistent until lines 13-16 and 38-44 where we witness an unexpected change in the rhyme scheme or split couplets Line 13 begins G in our pattern of rhyme however proceeding this begins H then G and finally H to complete this inconsistency that can also be looked at as an ABAB rhyme pattern within a pattern of rhymed couplets Emerson also uses slant rhyme in his poetry to create the consistent pattern of the couplets Words such as shoreuproar hermitagecage wreathbreath attirechoir etc There are even examples of blank verse in this work in lines 19 and 45-47 In line 19 the word shore has no word preceding or proceeding it that rhymes with it Also in lines 45-47 the words ground sky and deity rhyme with nothing before or after it The inconsistencies and varying patterns of this poem communicate
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