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What is the sensory language in "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe? 

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dickweed | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 5, 2009 at 6:17 AM via web

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What is the sensory language in "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe? 

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:01 PM (Answer #1)

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Poe employs repetition, rhythm, and rhyme to unify the poem and give it a musical euphony. Poe repeats the name "Annabel Lee" in every stanza. By repeating the phrase "kingdom by the sea" he also adds to the choral nature and structure of the poem. The anapestic rhythm adds to the suspense of the poem as it builds to its finale.

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