Annabel Lee Literary Devices

Repetition
Repeating a would or phrase that is already said
Example: “In this kingdom by the sea”

Alliteration
The same letter or sound occurring at the beginning of a word.
Example: Lola licks lollipops
“love…. love….. love”, “half so hay in heaven”, sepulcher/sea, sound/sea

rhyme
When endings of words sound the same
Examples: chilling/killing, beams/dreams, sea/lee/me

meter
Beat or rhythm in poetry. Think drum beat!
Annabel Lee is written in “Iambic pentameter”
Example: In a king/dom by/ the sea/

Hyperbole
Exaggeration. I’m so hungry I could eat an elephant!
Example in poem: ‘no other thought’ than loving him

Imagery
Visual/descriptive language. Anything that ignites the senses (smell, taste, touch, feel, hear).
Example: Chilling (feel cold)

Metaphor
Figure of speech-an object is called a word or frase that is not the literal object.
Example: Stars are a metaphor for her eyes

Ingrate
Someone who is ungrateful

Heretic
Someone whose belief goes against the powers that be

Zealot
A total fanatic about a religion or cause

Crusader
Someone who is dedicated to a cause

Demagogue
A leader who gains power by appealing to the public’s emotions

Obscure
Something that is barley known or understood

Obliterated
Destroyed

Obdurate
Stubborn

Zealot
Fanatic

Themes in Annabel Lee
Love, Madness, Supernatural