Alliteration in The Raven


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Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds:

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1. Which of the following is not an example of alliteration found in The Raven?

2. Which of the following is an example of more than one type of alliteration in the same verse?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Edgard Allan Poe's poem The Raven is a classic work of American literature, but one aspect you may not have noticed before is its use of alliteration. The questions contained within this assessment will quiz you on key facts related to alliteration in The Raven. The questions will assess you on points such as the characteristics of alliteration and how it is used in this specific poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The definition of alliteration
  • Examples of alliteration in The Raven
  • Different types of this literary device in the same verse
  • Uses for alliteration in literature

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the definition and characteristics of this stylistic device
  • Reading comprehension - draw from the corresponding lesson the important information about alliteration in The Raven
  • Knowledge application -utilize your understanding of this topic to identify examples of alliteration in The Raven and know how it could affect the poem

Additional Learning

Get more information on this subject with the associated lesson called Alliteration in The Raven. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of alliteration
  • Examples of how this device is used in The Raven
  • Identifying the outcome of alliteration in this poem