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“The Raven” Analysis. Alliteration Examples Line 1 – “weak and weary” Line 10- “surcease of sorrow” Line 26 – “doubting, dreaming dreams” Line 37 – “flirt.

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1 “The Raven” Analysis

2 Alliteration Examples Line 1 – “weak and weary” Line 10- “surcease of sorrow” Line 26 – “doubting, dreaming dreams” Line 37 – “flirt and flutter” Line 45 – “shorn and shaven”

3 Onomatopoeia Line 3 – “tapping” Line 4 – “rapping” Line 37– “flung” Line 57 – “flutter” Line 72 – “croaking”

4 Internal Rhyme Line 3 – “rapping…tapping” Line 9 – “morrow…borrow” Line 15 – “beating…repeating” Line 19 – “stronger…longer” Line 37 – “shutter…flutter”

5 In what ways does Poe’s use of sound devices contribute to the creation of a single effect? Poe’s use of alliteration, internal rhyme, repetition, and onomatopoeia gives a musical quality to his work. Poe’s use of these devices creates a hypnotic effect that draws the readers into the speaker’s world. Poe believed that every word in a poem was important and should create a “single effect.”

6 Allusions Line “Night’s Plutonian shore” Line 83 – “Nepenthe” Line 41 – “Pallas” Line 89 – “Balm in Gilead” Line 93 – “distant Aidenn”

7 Symbolism What do you think the raven symbolizes?


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