How Does Poe Use Allusions In Annabel Lee

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Edgar Allen Poe uses mythological, and biblical references in his works to emphasize strong emotions. In two of Poe’s most popular poems. “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven”, express emotions through allusions. For example, in “Annabel Lee” we hear about the seraphs and how they are jealous of their love. In “The Raven”, we hear about a bust of Pallas and how this refers to the Greek god of wisdom, Athena. Poe uses Greek and Roman mythology and Christian biblical references in “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven” to express the speaker’s grief, jealousy, and love. Poe uses lots of Greek and Roman mythology in his works. The speaker in “The Raven” says, “Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door.” When we see the word Pallas, we think of
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