How Does Edgar Allan Poe Use Imagery In The Raven

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In the introduction stanza Poe describes himself settled for the night, feeble and uncertain, pondering over an abundance of aimless thoughts. When all of the sudden, Poe is startled by a bleak noise at his chamber door. Assuming that it is of no importance he draws the conclusion it is a visitor, and nothing more. His thoughts portray a grim imagery of his home. Mid-December, with night casting its shadow, he sees smoldering embers burning out and leaving their souls were they die on the floor. His depressing visions make him wish for tomorrow, because he cannot help but grieve for the loss of a radiant maiden whose name was Lenore. Poe falls into a deep mindset of horrors that come in the night. Each thought feeds the other of what is to…show more content…
When he moved the chamber door it revealed nothing but darkness. He stood there long and hard in fear, he questions the darkness with what he’d pondered before,” Lenore?” his echo answers his question. In addressing this situation he turns and closes the entrance to his chambers. This eerie noise has excited his soul, and peeked his curiosity. So, he searches the window lattice. Fear eagerly struck him before he did so. His efforts revealed a raven who perched and sat and nothing more. The Raven was ebony and beguiling, it seemed ancient in appearance. Poe in all his madness wishes to know what knowledge of the night this raven brings. When the fowl answers,” Nevermore.” It completely marvels him. Poe is scared of how grimly the bird mutters his word. Especially how he only spoke that one solitary word. He explains to himself that it was the words of an unloving master and nothing more. The bird later squawks in and unforgiving tone,” Nevermore!” the birds stature and piercing squeals are terrifying to Poe. So much so this ruckus causes him to scream and cry for forgiveness and to take his regret away. His regret for his lost
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