Who is the speaker in"The Raven," written by Edgar Allan Poe? What is his state of mind?

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As you have posed other questions, I will address the examples of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound, within a line of poetry. An example of alliteration is found in the initial line of the poem.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and...

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As you have posed other questions, I will address the examples of alliteration. Alliteration is the repetition of a consonant sound, within a line of poetry. An example of alliteration is found in the initial line of the poem.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.

In this line, the consonant sound of "w" is repeated in "while," "weak," and "weary."

This illustrates the dreamlike state of the speaker, given the conversation with the raven.

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