Analysis Of The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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“The Raven” is a well known poem written by Edgar Allan Poe telling a story about an unnamed narrator that lost his love, Lenore. As he is sitting in his house on a bleak December night while reading a book, he struggles to get over the loss of Lenore. He hears a tapping on his door his reply to the tap was, “Tis some visitor and nothing more.”(5) The rustling of the curtain filled him with great terror, as he approached the door, he asked for forgiveness from the visitor because he was napping. Although all he saw was the darkness with a whispered word, Lenore. The tapping occurred once more, as he opens the door, a savage raven enters the room flying to the top of his chamber door. The sorrow narrator asks the raven many hopeful questions but the only reply the raven says is “Nevermore.” The man doesn’t understand the meaning of the word and hopes the bird will leave him soon. The raven represents a constant reminder of his lost Lenore.
He asks the raven, “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”(46). Here he is asking what is your name in the underworld, the raven replies with the word “Nevermore.” Although his reply had little meaning, the narrator was surprised he had a talking bird in his house and doesn’t understand that nevermore could be his name. Once again he hopes the raven will leave him alone, “On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before,” (59). The bird replies again with the famous word, nevermore, the speaker
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