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I need to find two examples of consonance in the Annabel Lee poem

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dkramer1965 | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 21, 2010 at 8:14 AM via web

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I need to find two examples of consonance in the Annabel Lee poem

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 21, 2010 at 8:28 AM (Answer #1)

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I am using the definition of consonance that says that it is when you use the same consonant sound in a bunch of words (more or less in a row).  The sound does not have to be at the start of the word like it does in alliteration.

There are a number of examples of this in the poem.  Here are a few:

  • In the first couple of lines of the third stanza, we have this, was, reason, this, sea.  All of these have "s" sounds.
  • Again, in the fourth stanza, you have was, reason, as, this, sea.  Again, lots of "s" sounds.

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