Literary Analysis : The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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“The raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
Example: “Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary (1); rare and radiant maiden (11); And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain (notice the deft use of consonance as well) (13); Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, / Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before (19-20)”.

Analysis : “The raven” is a poem written by Ellan Edgar Poe. The reason why using alliteration is important because it attracts attention to particular words when they are used with other various types of sound devices like assonance, metre, and rhythm. For example in the poem in line 1, Poe uses the w sound, included the last word being weary.
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Consonance links to repetitive sounds which are presented by consonants used in a sentence or a phrase. This repetition takes place in quick sequence such as in pitter, patter. It is frequently listed as a literary term that is used both in poetry as well as in prose.In the poem “ The Eagle” the poem begins with the repetition of the letter c or k sound and example would be poetic devices highlighting content as the reader is directly placed into a harsh climate of the eagle. Line two has two examples that contain consonance which is “close to the sun in a lonely island”; lonely has the double l sound which makes it stand out in a line which contains full of l sounds. In line three "Ringed with the azure world he stands" the consonance involves more of a softer “r” sound, which emphasizes ringed, azure, think the limitless sky and the world. Line three also catches the majesticness of the eagle. which introduces the reader up for its magnificent descent in the second stanza.

Poem: “ The Bells” By Edgar Allan Poe

Examples: “How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, / In the icy air of night!; To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells / From the bells, bells, bells, bells, / Bells, bells, bells / From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells”.

“The Bells” is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, writer, literary critic and editor. Poe is known mostly for his poetry and his short stories,
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