Poe Embeds Sorrow In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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The frightening ballad, “The Raven”, by Edgar Allen Poe embeds sorrow throughout the storyline. A depressed man in his house encounters a raven. The raven talks to him about how his love has died, causing the man to be full of sorrow and regret. The suspenseful poem incorporates language and sound devices such as; alliteration, assonance, and end rhyme to support this mood. In the poem "The Raven," Edgar Allan Poe incorporates despairing vocabulary to create sadness for the reader. The term "dreary" (1) is a sad and depressing word that adds tension and suspense right from the beginning of the poem. It leads the reader to think that something bad is going to happen. "Nevermore" (54) is an upsetting refrain especially how Poe incorporates

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