The author of “The Raven” is Edgar Allen Poe who is famous for writing deep poems. In “The Raven” the narrator is thinking about his “lost love”, which affects him throughout the poem. Edgar was also going through some tough times too. Even though he was famous he was still dirt poor. Today, I’m going to draw a parallel to “The Raven” and Edgar Allen Poe’s life.
The poem by Edgar Allan Poe entitled The Raven, may refer to the narrator being overwhelmed with sorrow and anguish, wallowing in grief for the beloved and may be somewhat desperate for a particular to ease that could distract him from anguish caused by loneliness. The poem is about love, beauty, madness, and supernatural representations that still acquire distinctive interpretations from the readers. The poem may exhibit beauty that only the keen readers may apprehend; and for a better comprehension of the beauty of The Raven as a poem, there are some commendable qualities from two of the Romantic poets and critics of the Romantic Era that the poem must possess. This paper attempts to discuss the applicability of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven, in conformity with the standards set by critics William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge regarding the usage of the language of men, elevating the ordinary, and appreciation done through the suspension of disbelief.
As an aspiring writer, Poe used all the tricks that could possibly be used as a fiction writer. He used exclamation points, double-dashes, italics, repetition, and the capitalization of either the first letter of a word or the entire word; this is done so to increase the excitement of his gothic stories. Poe mostly sets his stories in a fantastical environment in order to distract his readers from modern-day references and push them into “the ideal and the beautiful”. Aside from the typical fantasy setting, he uses a kind of psychotic environment consisting of the term “claustrophobia”; like roomy yet airless solitary house, or a psychological prison of clearly deranged character. Like Edgar Allan Poe’s’ stories characters, they are usually dominated by their own emotions.
Poe’s relatively depressing poem revolves around that of a tormented soul where Edgar Allen Poe alludes to his past filled with sorrow and agony. At first glance, the poem is increasingly saddening and causes the reader to feel pity towards Poe. Diction is the culprit of causing such emotion because the words chosen only make the reader feels Poe’s loneliness instead of any other emotion. Used in the line “From the same source I have not taken my sorrow-”, Poe builds up the negative connotation and includes it in this line. As all the other children find love and passion and joy, Poe finds his sorrow from other sources.
The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a narrative poem which tells a story of a young man, wallowing in melancholy, as he grieves for the death of his lover named Lenore. With the death of a great love as its theme and key image, the poem was able to satisfy some key points from the two great literary critics, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which will be discussed in detail throughout this paper, respectively. In speaking of William Wordsworth’s standards of poetry, one of them is that a poem should always be presented in an imaginative yet in a natural manner. This point was seen in Poe’s way of presenting first the setting and atmosphere into a dark and gothic form.
Death of a Heartbreak The poem, “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe is creepy, sorrowful, thrilling, Gothic Literature piece. In this poem, the raven, symbolizes the unanswered questions of life, heartbreak, and the sorrow for his loss. In the beginning of the poem, the narrator is sitting in his chair reading, and just falling asleep when he hears tapping at his door again and again. He eventually gets up to answer the door and there was nothing there.
The raven in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” the unknown character was portrayed as feeling lonely and depressed through the loss of a significant other named Lenore. The knocking on the chambers door is a sign that a gift has been delivered from a higher power. The knocking on the door was a raven. The raven at the door represented Lenore as he loathed and talked about Lenore, the Raven appeared.
Living after a loved one dying is not easy for anyone. After a loss the five steps of grieving take place, and depression will most likely ensue. Random spurts of missing and longing for the recently deiced happens several times after the death. Missing a loved one is not an uncommon thing, and using poetry to describe the loss is just as common. In The Raven, Poe exaggerates loss and depression to tell a powerful story about a dark night.
“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe is a poem published in January of 1845, that has been read for over a hundred years. One reason this poem is particularly popular is because of the story behind it. A mysterious and possibly supernatural raven comes to a distraught man who is slowly slipping into madness. The detail in this poem pulls people into the story. Poe uses lots of symbolism in this poem and the biggest symbol is the raven itself.
“The Raven” is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe, in fact is most known poem from him. Edgar Allan Poe was a “major figure in American poetry”. The poem talks about a very mysterious raven that goes in the main character’s (a young man) house on the chamber door, this young man is going through the death of his loved wife “Lenore”. And while this young man is talking to the raven he feels himself becoming each time more and more miserable since the raven is only saying “nevermore”. The poem starts off by the young man sitting in a chair reading, and he describes himself as “weak and weary”.