Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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The Raven Review “The Raven” written by Edgar Allan Poe is a very intriguing work of art. Edgar Allen Poe is a very interesting person and has very many magnificent pieces of literature. His writings also presented themself in a new, eerie, and cryptic way by incorporating symbols, meanings, and theories about these poem. Edgar Allan Poe 's choice of words is interesting, mysterious, and specific, and he also does a few things out of the ordinary. The meaning of Poe’s raven becomes apparent by looking at his life, symbolism of the actual raven in the poem, and the raven’s lingering presence.
The Raven has a very mysterious background with a very mysterious creator well. Edgar Allan Poe was a very well know author that is very famous for
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After a loss of a loved one some people tend to have a lot of regret of not spending enough time with that person, hoping they know you love them, and many more reasons why. His regret is evident by describing the raven as “this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore” (line 70). You can’t do anything with regret. It’s just like an empty hole and you can’t take any good memories from it. In the main character’s case his lovely wife left him widowed and he would stay up till midnight. “ Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing- Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?” This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!” Merely this and nothing more.” (line 25-30). His grief, pain, and regret are keeping him up because he can 't bear the thought of her…show more content…
There are many different signs and symbolism in the poem “The Raven”. The curtains in the house are purple and could possibly represent royalty and the upper class. Also when he was reading his book it separates him from reality causing a destruction from losing his loved one Lenore. Lenore doesn 't have a description but could represent joy, hope peace, love, and the trust in the world. It could also signify to make a better world. The time of night could also be a symbolism. Poe chose to have the poem set at midnight because it is the darkest part of every night. The time of month could also be a representation. In the month of December nothing lives everything dies and it cold and lonely. It also makes you miss loved ones because you can 't be with them for the
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