Which rhetorical devices are used in the following two examples?
The first one is,
I’m Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there’s a pair of us!
Don’t tell! They’d advertise – you know!
(From Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody! Who are you?”)
The second one is,
So past the strong heroic soul away.
And when they buried him the little port
Had seldom seen a costlier funeral.
(From Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Enoch Arden”)
In the first example, Dickinson has used ellipsis by using dashes in this stanza, in which a writer leaves out some part of text that is unnecessary or superfluous. In old times, writers would use dashes to indicate ellipses than dots.
In the second instance, Tennyson has used bathos, which is an abrupt switch from lofty or poetic style to trivial or ordinary writing style. Here, after using heightened poetic language in the previous stanzas, Tennyson wraps up the pathos laden tale with practical and mundane details. Its effect pulls out the readers from poetic world and offers commentary on certainty of death and transience of heroic.