Analyzing Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a narrative poem which tells a story of a young man, wallowing in melancholy, as he grieves for the death of his lover named Lenore. With the death of a great love as its theme and key image, the poem was able to satisfy some key points from the two great literary critics, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which will be discussed in detail throughout this paper, respectively. In speaking of William Wordsworth’s standards of poetry, one of them is that a poem should always be presented in an imaginative yet in a natural manner. This point was seen in Poe’s way of presenting first the setting and atmosphere into a dark and gothic form. With the usage of death as the mode of the poem, it manifests
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