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

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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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