Better Students Ask More Questions.
What poetic devices are used in Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Dreamland"?
1 Answer | add yours
Middle School Teacher
Edgar Allan Poe uses a variety of poetic devices in his dark, haunting poem, "Dreamland." Here are some of them.
1) Rhyme: The poem consists of rhyming couplets, meaning that line a and b rhyme, lines c and d rhyme, and so on.
2) Rhythm: Most of the poem's line contain 8 syllables.
3) Alliteration: Poe often packs a line with words that begin with the same consonant sound. For example:
Bottomless vales and boundless floods
dews that drip all over
4) Assonance: Poe sometimes packs a line with words that have the same vowel sound in the middle position. For example:
wild weird clime that lieth sublime
Their still waters--still and chilly
5) Personification: Poe describes non-human entities as if they were human. For example, he writes that "NIGHT,/ on a black throne reigns upright."
6) Allusion: Poe uses references to literature and mythology. Look up the origin of Titan and Eldorado
Posted by jmj616 on April 13, 2010 at 6:23 AM (Answer #1)
Related QuestionsSee all »
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.