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I'm doing a resesrch project on Edgar Allan Poe and I need to know what some literary devices that were commonn to him were. some poems I am doing are The sleeper, the raven, to the river, dreams and Annebel Lee. I would appreciate your responses. thanks!!!

-- Anonymous, November 22, 1999


Alot of Poe's main literary devices were assonance, internal rhyme, alliteration, imagery, and symbolism. He pretty much used every device in the poetic nation but I believe those were the one's that he loved most to use.

-- Anonymous, November 29, 1999

Hi - This is probably too late for y our research paper, but Poe also used allusion in his work. Off hand, two examples I can think of are in "The Raven": the bust of Pallas (Goddess Athena) and the Night's Plutonian shore (a reference to the River Styx and the underground domain ruled by Pluto.

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2000

Well this is way way late for an answer but he also used used alot of lyrics in his writing.. I am doing a report on The use of Lyrics in Poes "The Raven" So if anyone knows anything about that please let me know.. Thanx I would appreciate it alot.. Just e-mail it to me if you do.. Thanx Alot

-- Anonymous, February 23, 2002

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