Figurative Language In Mourners By Ted Kooser

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In the poem Mourners, by Ted kooser, plain style of poetry was used to express the emotions of mourners. His use of syntax was well accomplished regarding the length and the clarity of the poem. Kooser managed to use a medium length sentence in order to retain the reader's attention. If we were to combine the lines of the poem to create sentences, as illustrated in the book, each sentence would be meaningful. For example, "After funeral, the mourners gather under the rustling churched maples and talk softly, like cluster of leaves." This sentence included verbs, nouns and prepositional phase while providing a figurative language. Additionally, the ending of each line was appropriate. For instance, the first line set the time, the second line
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