Although Poe does use irony, it is not the only literary device he uses. Poe utilizes the technique of repetition. Poe uses the repetition of the thoughts and feelings of the characters to show how truly and utterly insane they are. In the poem, The Raven, Poe repeats the word “Nevermore” (stanza 8) to reveal how the character is going crazy from the death of a loved one. In an additional story, The Tell Tale Heart, Poe uses this repetition to manifest the displeasure and lunacy of the character, who is obsessed with watching
It is used to make the story come alive in the reader's head to get and imagine even better. In “The Tell-Tale Heart” Poe uses a lot of similes to make objects more realistic. The narrator stated, “His eye was like the eye of a vulture”. The author uses this simile to show how ugly and scary the old man's eye really was. Using the vulture as an example makes the reader envision it as repulsive and something not wanted to be seen.
Poe uses analogies and irony in “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” to compose effective and suspenseful short stories and poems(Thesis). Poe’s utilization of analogies, comparisons between two unlike things, help make “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” more exciting and full of surprises. In the poem, “The Raven,” a raven flies into the narrator’s room, giving hope to the narrator that he will soon see his lost love, Lenore, again. However, it is hard for the narrator to find trust in the raven, as the raven’s “eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming” (104). As demons are generally associated with evil and cruelty, the comparison of the raven’s eyes with a demon’s eye suggests the actually devious nature of the raven.
When relief of grief doesn’t come the image of the bird changes to a prophet possibly sent from the devil. “Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore – Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore. :( line 93-95).” He believed that a bird was a.. Edgar Allan Poe needed a “normal” to show what is not normal. If the bird was also crazy this would make both
Literary Journal: “The Raven” The main theme in Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven” is that a person who griefs can cause his own self-destruction. Unreliable narrator, revenge, and American Gothic are the most dominant American Gothic elements in this poem. Poe executes this fairly well by having a first-person narrator who is delusional of the environment around him and a bird who has one purpose. Poe never really revealed the true purpose or the origin of the bird, even the narrator questioned the bird’s origin. The two most important words in the poem is “Lenore” and “Nevermore.” Both of these words represent the reasons why the narrator was led to his self-destruction.
“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” Rose Kennedy once said. In S.E. Hinton’s realistic fiction novel The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis, the main character, and his group “the greasers”, experience several moments in which they lose cherished people and are unable to react positively or recover. As the story presumes, and more loved ones are lost Ponyboy, has learned to recover from his loses by cherishing the moments he has shared with his loses. In The Outsiders, Hinton demonstrates, golden things in life should be cherished while they last.
The raven is causing Edgar to have a connection and wants it to stay because it reminds him. He notes “ On the morow he will leave me, as my hope have flown before. Edgar is thinking of Lenore when he makes this statement. They both mean the same thing to him and
It becomes something he recalls time and time again to ease the ills of everyday life, giving him solace that he hopes can also affect the companion of the poem, his sister, Dorothy. Through his experience within "Tintern Abbey," Wordsworth presents his view that memory is a powerful balm that can allow its bearer some degree of relief from the adverse situations that a person may face throughout life.
This quote takes place after the bird flies into the chamber and sits above the door, and is ‘taunting’ the narrator. This quote proves the theme, because the bird’s eyes are like a demon, staring at the narrator, which is eventually going to cause him to turn to alcohol. These two quotes show how the theme is shown through figurative
Furthermore, the devil is rarely ever a representation of "good," instead it represents something that is grim and malicious. This use of allusion causes the audience to question if the Raven was really sent by the devil himself, leaving them in a mood of despair. Additionally, the narrator shrieks at the bird, “Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!” (Poe 98). “Night’s Plutonian shore” is an allusion to the underworld of Pluto, the Roman god of death. The underworld is home to the souls of the deceased for eternity, generally not a cheerful place.