The Alliteration In The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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In the fifth and final stanza you find the man peering into the hall while he stands there afraid. He doubts that heard anything, but then he starts to imagine and his mind gets the best of him. Standing there in the silent hall with the darkness blanketing him all around he whispers to nothing saying "Lenore?" His echo answers his call with her name. I believe that the alliteration in this part of the poem helps add to the fear that the man is feeling during this time. Poe seems to like to use the "d" sound a lot in this section because he begins to use words like: deep, darkness, doubting, dreaming, dared, and dream. Because of this repetition it adds to the gloomy, and uninviting atmosphere of the room. Even though he knows that Lenore is
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