Depression Exposed In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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Imagine your parent’s divorcing than have your mother died at the age of 2 and living with foster parents who didn’t want you? Well, Edgar Allan Poe didn’t have to. Poe was often depressed though out his life. The exact depression written into “The Raven” by Poe. “The Raven” is a poem about a man that is depressed because someone died that he cared about so he lies to himself to try and feel better. In stanza six and eight the last lines Poe writes is “Tis the wind and nothing more!” (Line 36) Later changes into “Quoth the Raven Nevermore” (line 48). In “The Raven” Poe uses irony and hair-raising diction. This helps Poe create his theme of the human tendency to lie to oneself to feel better. When a reader sees the words and nothing more they
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