What is a poem that uses these 11 poetic devices alliteration, allusion, assonance, hyperbole, idiom, imagery, metaphor, onomatopoeia, oxymoron, personification, and simile?

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In "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, there are uses of the listed devices.

Poe uses alliteration by repeating the "w" sound in the poem's first line in the words "weak" and "weary."

Allusion is present in the fifteenth stanza when the speaker asks the raven if there is "balm in Gilead." This alludes to the biblical story in Jeremiah 8:22.

The use of assonance is found also in the poem's first line with the repeated long "e" sound in "weak" and "weary."

Poe uses hyperbole in the poem's final two lines when the speaker laments that his spirit will be lifted "nevermore." Unless he is clairvoyant, he is incapable of knowing whether his spirits will be lifted in the future; thus, this is overstatement of his depression.

The idiom "gave no token" in stanza five is an expression that means to deny the slightest acknowledgment.

The poem is loaded with imagery; of one of the most striking examples is the description of the raven sitting atop the sculpture bust of Pallas in stanza seven.

A metaphor is used in the penultimate stanza when the speaker tells the raven "Take thy beak from out my heart." This is of course figurative speech, not literal.

Onomatopoeia is employed when the speaker describes the curtains in his room in the third stanza: a "silken, sad, uncertain rustling." The sibilance of the "s" sounds mimics the sound of the fabric moving.

In the poem's fourth line, the speaker describes someone "gently rapping" at his chamber door. This is an oxymoron, because to rap is to knock sharply.

Poe uses personification in giving the raven the voice to speak "nevermore" to appropriately answer the speaker's many questions.

The poem's simile is found when the speaker describes the tapping at his chamber door "as someone gently rapping."

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This is a good question. I know that this sounds like a great challenge and it can be, if you pick a short poem. However, if you realize that there are longer poems, then you can certainly find all of these poetic devices and more. If you look at a poem like the Aeneid by Virgil, then you will find all of these. Let me give you a few examples.

The opening line of the poem "I sing of a man and arms..." is an allusion to Homer's two great works, the Odyssey and Iliad. The word, "arms" is a reference to the Trojan war and the word "man" is a reference to Odysseus. In many of the battle scenes there is the use of alliteration and assonance to get the sound of battle. Form and content match. In terms of personification, there is the personification of abstract qualities, such as Fury. Rivers are also personified. As you work through the poem you will find all of these poetic devices and more.

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