Comparing Poe's Alone, Hop-Frog, And The Raven

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Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poem, “Alone”, “Hop-Frog”, and “The Raven” are similar because they have a sense of darkness, but each passage has its own sense of sadness that differentiates the tones of the individual story.
“Alone” contains a melancholy tone, a deep sadness with no obvious origin. Melancholy suits the poem because a cause of the narrator’s sadness is not mentioned, and it is obvious that he is deeply saddened. The narrator states that he cannot regain his happiness the same way again, which shows how he has no longer has any hope. The narrator also mentions that he is the dark cloud “When the rest of Heaven was blue,”. His sadness is coming from his own personal, internal thoughts because nothing externally is making him sad and everybody around him are not sad. This shows that nobody is able to help the narrator out of his state of sadness because they do not have this sadness themselves. This poem compares to “The Raven” because both narrators have internal sorrows that they are dealing with. “The Raven” has a sorrowful tone because the narrator is mourning the loss of Lenore. When there is knocking on his door, it gives him a little bit of hope that Lenore could be alive. This shows that the loss of Lenore was fairly recent for the narrator, since he has
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This is suiting for the story, since there are many points along the plot where actions are taken that caused trouble. An example of this is when the King shoves Trippetta and throws the wine at her. For Hop-Frog, the disrespect is the turning point for his tolerance toward the King and the Court. Even though at the time he was intoxicated from the forced wine drinking, he was still able to come up with a mischievous plan that literally ruined the lives of the King and Court. Hop-Frog’s sadness comes from external sources, which is different from “Alone” and “The Raven, where the narrators deal with internal
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