Death And Loss In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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The title of this poem is called The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. This poem was published in 1845 and is considered to be a Romantic novel. The Raven is about a person who finds a raven, which symbolizes death, at his door. The person starts questioning the raven about his lost love Lenore. The poem displays a melancholy and lonely sound throughout. In his poems, Poe often explored the common subjects of death and loss. In the poem, one can see the raven as a subject that represents death. The narrator is grieved from the loss of his wife. The room that the narrator is in Poe calls a chamber. When the raven appears he tries to enter the chamber and a chamber is another symbol for the chambers of the heart. The first line of stanza twelve of the poem says, “But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling.” This line displays how the narrator is interested in the appearance of…show more content…
He talks about the raven making him smile. It might be concluded that he wrote this to show that he had be overwhelmed by the paranoia of his dead wife Lenore and then suddenly death appears and makes him smile. The next line states, “Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of the bird,and bust and door.” Now, the narrator has pulled up a seat in front of the bird, bust, and door so that he may study it more and figure out why it is there. The narrator has a certain fascination in hopes that he can figure more out about Lenore. The third lines says, “Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking.” The narrator sits down on his velvet chair that he has pulled up and he started thinking. He tried to use his imagination to link possibly what this death could mean in his head. “Fancy unto
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