Rhyme in The Raven
Poe creates a strong internal rhyme by using alliteration and repetitive sounds. He uses rhyming words in the middle and end of the first and third lines of each stanza, and the middle of the fourth line. The end of the fourth line then rhymes with the end of the fifth line and the end of the stanza. Poe uses words that rhyme with “more” throughout each stanza to unify the poem not only in theme and content, but in structure as well. This rhyming pattern has a thundering, strong effect that adds to the intensity of the poem.