Poetic Devices In Annabel Lee

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The story behind the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe is one that is very easy to imagine with the way Edgar wrote the poem. Edgar uses his feelings and emotions toward his Annabel and how she passes to write such a beautiful yet very tragic poem. Edgar goes above and beyond with his words to show just how much he loved and still loves Annabel and how she felt the same way towards him as well. This poem is written for love and completely about the love story that unfortunately ended tragically between Edgar and Annabel. The love this man had for this woman is used in such a way to create a romantic poem with Edgar’s gothic style twist. Edgar wrote this poem specifically to tell his love story between himself and Annabel and naturally as poet, Edgar uses rhyme and lines that flow easily which is more of a ballad type of poem. The poem itself tells a love story which is easy to read and understand …show more content…
Along with the rhythm like a song and rhyme throughout the poem, Edgar also uses repetition throughout his six stanzas. While reading the poem Annabel Lee a reader can easily notice the elongated e-sound throughout the lines. The rhythm of the e makes the poem sound like it could easily be turned into a song because his words in the poem are like lyrics to a sad song. Repetition is also used in the poem when using his lovers name as well as “the kingdom by the sea”. Much like a songs “chorus” that is repeated throughout a song, so are these two lines such as Annabel lee and kingdom by the sea. These two examples show that Edgar wanted his poem to flow smooth as a song would. Annabel lee and the kingdom by the see were not only used for repetition purposes but also a major use of rhyme as well as a little bit rhythm. The rhyming words are put together to make this poem a short song. Edgar uses his strong feelings to write these six stanzas and make them flow with his repetition, rhyme and

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