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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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sunlab2015
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metaphor?
mjzolt
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Yuup! That's a metaphor!
sunlab2015
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i thought so :)
Bennet
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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.
mjzolt
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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.
Bennet
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Hmm...okay. But I was saying that 'sorrow-sorrow' was a repetition not an assonance.
mjzolt
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Oh, wasn't sure what part you were referring to was the assonance?
Bennet
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sorrow, for, lost, Lenore.
mjzolt
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Oh yeah, no I don't see it. I can almost see the alliteration for- lost Lenore though : )
Bennet
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So what is it then?
mjzolt
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its a metaphor
afranklin12
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some one said they loved me is that true yes or no
Bennet
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yes, it's true. someone said i should just hang myself and i said, 'after you'.
afranklin12
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so it is. so he does love me
Bennet
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yes, @afranklin12 he does. who is he anyway?
afranklin12
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my friends dad brother
Bennet
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your friend's uncle?
afranklin12
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yes. he is only 21 d i am only18
afranklin12
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i will be back later thanks
Bennet
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How could you say 'only' 21 & 18. I'm 15...and I feel old.
mjzolt
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You feel old? I'm 42!
afranklin12
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because he is 21 years old and i am 18 years old
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question still open, wow