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What Literary device is present in this sentence?

Hello darkness, my old friend I've come to talk with you again. (Paul Simon, The Sounds of Silence)

Asked by Mrskozminki, Last updated: Nov 25, 2022

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Answered Aug 30, 2017

Apostrophe

Apostrophe is when somebody addresses an abstract concept or inanimate object as if it were alive. This is different than personification (when an inanimate object or abstract idea is represented as animated, or endowed with personality). With apostrophe, these things are merely addressed.
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