How The Loss Of Life Depicted In Poe's The Raven

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Death is a very dramatic period in a person’s life, but the loss of a wife can drive a man to depression or insanity. In the poem, “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, it talks about a unnamed man that is filled with heartbreak and sorrow as he grieves over the loss of his beloved wife named Lenore. Weary and weak; reading a book to get the thought of his lost love off his mind and nearly falling asleep. There came a tapping on his door, but he didn’t care much for it and just ignored it. However the tapping continued, and he couldn’t ignore the tapping no more. He opened the door, but there was nothing but darkness. He called out for “Lenore?” And an echo exclaimed, “Lenore!” He opened the shutter and in come a Raven that perched upon a bust of…show more content…
Even though it was very late and he was nodding off while reading his book, he was so thrilled to hear a knock on his door. Most people would ignore it, but he was so lonesome that he was ecstatic at the idea of…show more content…
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token. And the only word there spoken with whispered word, ‘Lenore?’ This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, ‘Lenore!’ Merely this and nothing more”(lines 25-30). When there was no one there, he had the feeling that it was his wife, Lenore, reaching out to his somehow through the heavens. So he has the impression to call out her name “Lenore?”, and through the echo of the wind he heard “Lenore!” Somehow he heard this. It could have been his mind playing tricks on him, but he did hear her name. After the Raven had entered the house and the man had asked it a few questions already, the man had the feeling to ask the mysterious Raven about his beloved, dead wife. He
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