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Sorry but i'd like to know what poetic devices did Poe used in his poem "The Raven"?? I have an essay due for tonight... february 17...
-- Anonymous, February 17, 2002
Musical devices expressing melancholy and the repetitive escalation of obsession. Symbolism of the bird that the narrator himself chooses to invest into a dialogue that spirals into a psychological self-trap. Raven, Bust Of Pallas- wisdom, prophecy, Plutonian shore(death). Classical references and metaphor. A story outline moving within the mind of the narrator. A touch of supernatural haunting that repels the self-consoling narrator. Irony in that all the devices, symbols are artiifices then a consuming dismay by the writer himself playing off the presence of the Raven.
Articles at www.poecentral.com. Some revealing though partly dishonest explanations by Poe in "The Philosphy of Composition" and other essays that can be found at www.eapoe.org.
-- Anonymous, February 18, 2002