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Posted April 6, 2010 at 2:51 AM via web

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List three literary elements that Poe used as sound devices in "Annabel Lee" and give an example of each from the poem.

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cetaylorplfd | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted April 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM (Answer #1)

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In "Annabel Lee," Poe uses several sound devices to develop the rhythm in the poem.

Internal rhyme:  "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams. . ."  and "And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side. . ."

Sibilance:  "Can ever dissever the soul from the soul. . ."

Alliteration:  ". . .sounding sea."

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