His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank

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#1

His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank;
(a) Identify the stage being referred to.
(b) Which poetic device has been used in these lines?
© Find the word in the stanza which means the same as ‘legs from the knee to the ankle.’


#2

(a) The stage being referred to is the sixth stage.
(b) In ‘youthful hose’ the tight fitting leg covering has been personified by being called ‘youthful’.
© The word is ‘shank.’