Which literary device is used in the sentence?


” When I am dead, I hope it may be said: ―His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.” Is it apostrophe?

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No. It has two poetic devices. The first one is the quatrain as these four verses show. The second is rhyme scheme that is dead, said and read.

According to sound, there are two consonance in the last two lines as the sounds of /s/ and /r/ shows.

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