He was born in Boston, as a second child in family, and then he was orphaned in tragic circumstances which are his father leaving the family, and his mother dying right after. He was getting into adulthood while taken into care by Allan family, although they have never adopted him. Poe attended University of Virginia, but after one semester he left because of lack of money, which occasionally led him to join the Army in 1827. That was the year of the beginning of his career, because eventually he wrote collection of poems under title :“Tamerlane and Other Poems” and
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.
Edgar Allan Poe had experienced a loss multiple times. Poe married his cousin when she was 13, he was 27. Both of Poe’s parents died in 1811 and so he was raised as a foster child. In the poem “Annabel Lee” he talks about how his love Annabel Lee passed away. In the poem “The Raven” he talks about his love, Lenore passing away and The Raven comes to him and is repetitive.
In the repetition of the phrase, nevermore, I believe that there is symbolic meaning that contributes to the conclusion as to what the raven represents in this story. The grieving mind of this man creates an experience that is as real to him as the death of his loved one. He truly believes that there is a miraculous talking bird sitting above his door that won't fly away despite his efforts. I believe that the phrase nevermore is the narrator’s heart-wrenching and soul-crushing acceptance that his beloved Lenore is no longer with them and there is nothing he could do to bring her back. He becomes angry, but I think that he needed to work through his anger to find that calming feeling of acceptance through his struggles.
Perhaps the speaker of the poem is a man who has suffered the unfortunate loss of his dear loved one. This is demonstrated in the second stanza, in which he speaks of the “sorrow for the lost Lenore”, a “rare and radiant maiden” named by “angels”. The state of mind that the speaker was in escalated quickly over the poems timeline. At first he was mournful and somewhat calm. However, as the atmosphere of the room became increasingly tense and shrouded, the speaker began to slip out of reality.
Amongst some of the greatest teachers of poetry in the 20th century it is not surprising that Theodore Roethke would be one of the names that is normally quoted. Some of the greatest American poets of the late 20th century have been inspired by his common theatrical classroom style and his passion. Suffering from a spells mental illness that were undiagnosed, Roethke also has an obsession for a lust for life. Although Roethke wrote many diverse body of works, it was "The Waking." that won him 1954 Pulitzer Prize for his poetry Some of his other works famous literature includes "Open House" and "The Far Field."
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writer of all time, as he was one of the first writers to explore darker themes through literature such as death and revenge. He has revolutionized the gothic genre for years to come. Throughout the many gothic works of Edgar Allan Poe including, The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and many more; Poe gives a unsettling tone which defines most of his writing. Poe tries to do this through incorporating specific literary techniques like erie imagery and cryptic diction. Some influences that could have a possible effect on Poe could be the fact that he was brought up in bad conditions.
People around us has a great influence on the formation of our character. The main personage of the novel Catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger is a seventeen-year-old boy, Holden Caulfield, who appears to be very depressed and lonely. Due to his mental state he failed his exams, again got knocked out from another school, and quarreled with some mates. Through the pages of the novel we saw that Holden was trying to make good relationships with family members and some acquaintances, but at the same time, he pushed them away due to his behavior. He really loved his family, especially his younger brother and sister.
Following the death of his mother, Poe was taken into the home of John Allan and his wife Frances, who later died of tuberculosis. In 1835 he married his young cousin, Virginia Clemm, who was only 13 at the time, and in January of 1847 she died. Poe’s poem, Annabel Lee, was written shortly after his wife Virginia’s death. It is believed that Edgar Allan Poe wrote this to poem to illustrate his and Virginia’s love for one another. Stanza 1:
As the narrator begins to realize how much the bird is saddening him, he begins to wonder if he will ever get over his grief and pain, and the raven basically tells him he never will. This is such an accurate portrayal of the narrator’s grief, because the more he becomes acquainted with his sorrow, the more he realizes it’s only making things worse. He wonders if his soul will ever find peace from the tragedy but his grief tells him he will never recover from the loss of his love Lenore. This, in essence, can be correlated to Poe’s own grief after the loss of his own wife, Virginia, who died of Tuberculosis at the age of 25, not even ten years after their