The Raven

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The Raven

The Raven Stanza 12

Important VocabularyBeguile velvetbetakeominous

to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.a silky densely piled fabric with a plain backto cause to go (usually used reflexively)indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an omen; being a portent

The elements of 12 stanzaAlliterationFancy unto fancy. Because "f" in both fancy have same consonant. It is also a kind of repetition because "fancy" is repeated twice.HyperboleNo hyperbole in this stanza.RepetitionMeant in croaking "Nevermore". The "nevermore" is repeated in the following stanza as the last sentence. AssonanceBut the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling. The sad, soul and smiling have assonance.MetaphorNo metaphor in this stanza.Internal RhymeWhat this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore. The "g" in each word have internal rhyme. The sentence " sad, soul and smiling",has internal rhyme because of "s". PersonificationBut the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling. In" beguiling all my sad soul into smiling", sad soul can't smile but if soul is personificated, it can smile. OnomatopoeiaThere is no onomatopoeia in this stanza.

The action in stanzaThe protagonist wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door.The summary of the stanza The progonist abhored the raven and wanted to hit the raven. He was also thinking about what was the yore of the raven.In analytical chart The stanza 12 is a part of rising action of the whole story. Insight to the theme of the poemThinking what the ominous bird of yore. It hints that raven could be a really bad bird and this hint is related to the title" The Raven'. The mood of the stanza 12From " still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling" I can see the protagonist's amused because the raven actually gave his soul happiness so that the soul could smile.From "grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt , and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking 'Nevermore'." I can see the character's abhor to the raven and his anxious speculation about the raven's yore. The insight into toneI think the author wanted to make a horror environment to the readers. He wrote that " Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door and a lot of bad words to describe the raven. He wanted to make reader think that the raven was evil and the protagonist was scared of it.Literacy referencesRhymeThen, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking. Because " sinking " and "linking" have the same consonance at the end of each verse. So they have the same rhyme.

CitationEdgar Allan Poe. Digital image. Unknown. Unknown, unknown. Web. unknown. .Ravens. Digital image. Raven. National Geographic Society, unknown. Web. 2013. .


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