This is because our narrator is suffering from severe depression. A depression that was probably caused by the loss of Lenore that he mentions within the second stanza of the poem. “...vainly I had sought to borrow-- from my books surcease of sorrow-- sorrow for the loss of Lenore. For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -- Nameless here for evermore.” (L. 10). He says here that he is turning to his books of forgotten lore to wallow in the pain of losing Lenore.
It is evident that the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” represent the authors’ personal lives and oppression in women. Evidence suggests that Gilman based “The Yellow Wallpaper” off her own life. In 1884, Gilman happily married Charles Walter Stetson but soon became distant and depressed. Stetson was very overprotective and affectionate which caused her depression to severely worsen, and ultimately caused their marriage to end. As Carl N. Deglar states in his article, “Her illness became more severe, however, and ended in a total nervous collapse” (39-42).
Virginia was able to survive five years of tuberculosis but died at the age of 24. His poem “Annabel Lee” is written for his wife after she died. “But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we.” After Virginia lost to tuberculosis, Poe went into a deep dark state of drinking to take his sadness away. He wrote “Masque of the Red Death,” because of all the tuberculosis and how it kills people faster. Ironically tuberculosis gave Poe stories/poems to write stories over his life and how he felt during that time.
The theme of the premature burial is very prevalent in many of Poe’s stories. It is seen time and time again throughout his works because at the time he was writing them, the theme of premature burial or fear of being buried alive was extremely commonplace and it got people talking about his writings. It is clear to see that the theme of burial while alive is so developed and widespread in Poe’s works. This is because it is what the general public were interested in at the time and he was using this to his own benefit to gain more popularity. Poe was completely obsessed with the whole idea of being buried whilst still alive.
Epic Rap Battles of History: two famous figures in history going head-to-head to show what they can do to prove they are the best. Authors Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe exemplified this by going head-to-head in an Epic Rap Battle of History. In this battle Poe and King made arguments in their favor and against one another to show their dominance in the world of literature. Some of the key points brought up are the topics of their family/lifestyles, writings, and their fame and fortune. While Stephen King is an excellent, skilled author, Edgar Allan Poe won the rap battle because of how his writing, fame, and life experiences have impacted literature.
In the the beginning of the novel, Romeo is seen as sad and lonely. Romeo can’t have the girl he wants which causes him to become mopey and melancholy. This is shown when Romeo's father says, “... and private in his chamber pens himself, shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out and makes himself a artificial
Death is a very dramatic period in a person’s life, but the loss of a wife can drive a man to depression or insanity. In the poem, “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, it talks about a unnamed man that is filled with heartbreak and sorrow as he grieves over the loss of his beloved wife named Lenore. Weary and weak; reading a book to get the thought of his lost love off his mind and nearly falling asleep. There came a tapping on his door, but he didn’t care much for it and just ignored it. However the tapping continued, and he couldn’t ignore the tapping no more.
Lucille Clifton is an award - winning author and a teacher of poetry at a number of colleges and universities, and she is still writing today. In her poem “forgiving my father” she talks about forgiveness of a sin too large to think about. Her poem is about a person who has lost both of his parents to death. The narrator in the poem is all alone, both of his parents are now dead “you lie side by side in debtors boxes”(Clifton 271). The narrator is left alone, unloved, and uncared for.
In the poem, “Annabel Lee,” the narrator is mourning for his wife, who had just died and is reminiscing about past memories with her. A similar experience had happened to Poe when his cousin and wife Virginia died of tuberculosis and this poem was inspired by this dismal happening in his life. The gothic writer uses hyperbole, a figurative language device where words are exaggerated. “With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me” (Line 11-12). In this situation, there love was not actually coveted by winged seraphs of heaven.
The raven symbolizes death, and the apparent demise of the narrator. The message of this poem revolves around love and grief. The narrator’s love for Lenore left him overcome with grief. His love led to grief, and grief is what destroyed the narrator. He goes crazy over his lost Lenore.