Literary Devices In The 27th Psalm

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As correlated with the 23rd Psalm, David also showed his good and difficult experience when he wrote the 27th Psalm. Through this Psalm, David has presented a number of literary devices; such as use of questions, metaphor, imagery and symbolism. Verse one starts “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” Here, David put forward two similar questions which relates to the statements presented before them. He asked “whom shall I fear? and Whom shall I be afraid?” David emphasizes those questions because with God on his side, he’s fearless and courageous; he’s afraid of nothing and no one. The Lord is his light and salvation. Light and salvation are used as a metaphor for God. Here, David says the Lord is light and He is salvation which means He guides and provides deliverance. God will guide you with His word and he will answer all your tribulations. God also adds joy to people’s lives. “The LORD is the stronghold of my life,” He provides with a source of strength to overcome difficult times in your life. Furthermore, He will show you the right path to take when you’re facing troubles in your life. God will always be there to protect you therefore, you should not be afraid. God will be there to deliver you from all threatening occurrences in your life. David proceeds with “When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.” In the first part

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