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Rhyme in The Pit and the Pendulum

Rhyme Examples in The Pit and the Pendulum:

The Pit and the Pendulum


"Then silence, and stillness, and night were the universe...."   (The Pit and the Pendulum)

Throughout these lines, Poe employs alliteration and consonance of the s sound in words like “sank,” “supervened, “sensations,” swallowed,” “rushing descent,” “soul,” “silence,” and “stillness.” This continuous barrage of s sounds suggests the rapidity of darkness as it descends and engulfs and swarms the narrator’s surroundings.

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