Repetition In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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Repetition In “The Raven”
A person repeating words they speak many times, it is often associated with craziness. In “The Raven”, by Edgar Allan Poe the narrator is coping with the loss of a loved one when a raven flies into the room. The narrator talks to the raven trying to figure out why it is there, repeating his own words a lot. By using repetition throughout the poem creates a feeling of suspense
In the beginning of the poem, Poe uses the repetition of the narrators lost wife leore to create suspense. After the narrator hears a knocking on the door of his room, he opens to darkness. The narrator whispers “Lenore”, which is the name of his lost wife, into the hallway and it is repeated back. “ And the only word there spoken was the
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