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Which poetic device is used in line 10 of Poe’s “The Raven,” “surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore”?

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  1. sunlab2015 Group Title
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    metaphor?

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  2. mjzolt Group Title
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    Yuup! That's a metaphor!

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  3. sunlab2015 Group Title
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    i thought so :)

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  4. Bennet Group Title
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    My first guess was alliteration (repetition of initial sounds). But it could be an assonance. This part, 'sorrow—sorrow' is a repetition. Hope that helps.

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    No, an assonance is repeating of a vowel sound, which sorrow-sorrow is not repeating the vowel sound, it's just repeating the word itself. An alliteration is when a sentence or phrase repeats the first letter in each word, and that's clearly not the case. So what you have is what I have stated before, and that is a metaphor! Metaphors literary figures of speech that describe a subject by asserting that they are, on some point of comparison, the same as another otherwise unrelated objects.

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    Hmm...okay. But I was saying that 'sorrow-sorrow' was a repetition not an assonance.

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  7. mjzolt Group Title
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    Oh, wasn't sure what part you were referring to was the assonance?

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  8. Bennet Group Title
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    sorrow, for, lost, Lenore.

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  9. mjzolt Group Title
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    Oh yeah, no I don't see it. I can almost see the alliteration for- lost Lenore though : )

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  10. Bennet Group Title
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    So what is it then?

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  11. mjzolt Group Title
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    its a metaphor

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  12. afranklin12 Group Title
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    some one said they loved me is that true yes or no

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  13. Bennet Group Title
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    yes, it's true. someone said i should just hang myself and i said, 'after you'.

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  14. afranklin12 Group Title
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    so it is. so he does love me

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  15. Bennet Group Title
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    yes, @afranklin12 he does. who is he anyway?

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  16. afranklin12 Group Title
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    my friends dad brother

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  17. Bennet Group Title
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    your friend's uncle?

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  18. afranklin12 Group Title
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    yes. he is only 21 d i am only18

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  19. afranklin12 Group Title
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    i will be back later thanks

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  20. Bennet Group Title
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    How could you say 'only' 21 & 18. I'm 15...and I feel old.

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  21. mjzolt Group Title
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    You feel old? I'm 42!

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  22. afranklin12 Group Title
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    because he is 21 years old and i am 18 years old

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