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Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1849

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Literary Device Answers

1. A. alliteration

2. D. “Annabel Lee” contains elements of each of these genres, making it difficult to place into just one category. The poem’s rhythm and rhyme scheme create a song-like tone (lyric poetry), while the form exemplifies narrative poetry as it tells the story of the central characters’ tragic love. Finally, the poem contains gothic elements such as Annabel Lee’s nighttime appearances to the speaker and the repeatedly mentioned coffin.

3. C. Consonance is the repetition of the same consonant sound, exemplified by the “s” sound in “stars,” “rise, and “eyes”.

4. D. Poe uses internal rhyme at many points throughout the poem, which contributes to its melody.