poe's poem the raven

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i'm doing a research paper on the raven and I need to know how alliteration,consonance, and assonance are used throughtout the poem. Any sites would be great.

-- Anonymous, March 23, 2000


In his essay "Philosophy of Composition", Poe details the creation and construction of his poem "The Raven". while it may not answer, specifically, your question, you will be able to see how and why he chose the tone and repetitive sounds of certain consonants and vowels of the words he chose. To my mind, his choices were brilliant and exquisitely executed. You can find this essay at:


Good luck

-- Anonymous, March 25, 2000

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