Death And Grieving In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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Edgar Allan Poe's life was marked by signicant trauma, which is reflected in his haunting and macrabre stories. The topic of death and grieving is a contant presence in "The Raven.". In Poe's life, he lost many family and friends. In "The Raven" it quotes, "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary." This shows that Poe was left all alone and nowhere to go. "The Raven" represents the feeling of death, loss, and grief. This poem connects to Poe's own experiences of loss and tragedy. For one example, Poe's mother died when he was only 3 years old. His father left him and he soon became a orphan. These early losses of those who were supposed to take care of the child definitely made an impact on Poe's life and writing. In

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