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...." See in text (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.