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  1. By Mitch Reitz Poetic devices In“The Raven”

  2. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” • This poem needs to be kept because it has a variety of poetic devices such as these: • Poe uses a variety of poetic devices in this poem: • Caesura • Rhyme Scheme • Alliteration • Assonance • Onomatopoeia • Parallelism • Allusion

  3. Caesura • “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing” • “Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning” • “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary”

  4. Rhyme scheme • Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, A Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore – B While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, CAs of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door – B"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door – B Only this and nothing more." B

  5. Alliteration • “Open here I flungthe shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter” • “Doubting, dreamingdreams no mortals ever dared to dream before” • “What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore”

  6. Assonance •  ”On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before” • “Tell this soul with sorrow laiden if, within the distant Aiden, it shall clasp a saintedmaiden”

  7. Onomatopoeia • “And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain” • “What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yoreMeant in croaking Nevermore.“ • "Swung by Angels whose faint foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor."

  8. Parallelism • “'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door--Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door’” • “Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door--Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door”

  9. Allusion • “Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—” • “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!”

  10. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” • Poe was able to create a lasting and much-loved poem by utilizing, among other things, the following seven poetic devices. • Caesura, Rhyme Scheme, Alliteration • Assonance, Onomatopoeia, Parallelism • Allusion