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The Raven poetic devices

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Zach LaJoie

on 26 October 2012

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by Edgar Allen Poe
Period 1
Created by Zach LaJoie The Raven A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds in two or more words Metaphor Onomatopoeia Simile Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he;
not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door –
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door –
Perched, and sat, and nothing more. To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming Rhyme A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, Alliteration The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. Visually descriptive or figurative language Imagery Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!'
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!'
Merely this and nothing more. all my soul within me burning Hyperbole Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
The Raven is made up of 18 stanzas with six lines each Organization The number of lines in a poem Personification This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!' the attribution of a personal nature or character to inanimate objects The mood is depressed and irrational, which contributes to the feeling of hopeless madness. Theme Summary It is midnight on a cold evening in December in the 1840s. In a dark and shadowy bedroom, wood burns in the fireplace as a man is morning the death of Lenore, a woman he deeply loved. To occupy his mind, he reads a book of ancient stories. But a tapping noise disturbs him. When he opens the door to the bedroom, he sees nothing but darkness. When the tapping persists, he opens the shutter of the window and discovers a raven, which flies into the room and lands above the door on a bust of Pallas. The raven, a symbol of death, tells the man he will never again see his beloved. Denotation Connotation
A large heavily built crow dark bird, powerful,scavenger, bird of prey
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