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:Edgar Allan Poe:

Recurring Literary Devices

           Edgar Allan Poe had several recurring literary devices throughout his works. To begin, a recurring literary device would be alliteration which is the repetition of consonant sounds, typically at the beginning of words. For example, in “The Raven” Poe states “nodded, nearly, napping” and “silken sad uncertain”. Finally, there are other examples of this in the poem “Annabel Lee”.

Furthermore, another recurring literary device in Poe’s works would assonance. Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds within words. Furthermore, in “The Raven”, Poe once states “thrilled me- filled” which is an example of assonance.

Finally, another recurring literary device would be internal rhyme. This is the rhyming of words within a line of poetry. In “The Raven” Poe states “dreary” and “weary, and “morrow” and “borrow” as an example of internal rhyme. Finally, another of his poem’s, “Annabel Lee”, has an abundant amount of internal rhyme.


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