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Edgar Allan Poe

Annabel Lee

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 1849

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Literary Device Questions

1. What literary device is exemplified by phrases such as “kinsmen came” (Line 17) and “sounding sea”? (Line 40)

A) alliteration

B) onomatopoeia

C) oxymoron

D) synecdoche

2. To which genre(s) does “Annabel Lee” belong?

A) lyric poetry (song-like, emotional)

B) narrative poetry (tells a story)

C) Gothic romanticism (features horror and the supernatural)

D) all of the above

3. Which of these is an example of consonance?

A) “Coveted her and me” (Line 12)

B) “In this kingdom by the sea” (Line 20)

C) “Or the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes” (Line 36)

D) “Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride” (Line 39)

4. When two or more words within a line of poetry rhyme, as in, “chilling and killing my Annabel Lee” (Line 26), this is called:

A) inversion

B) caesura

C) enjambment

D) internal rhyme