Literary Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'

Satisfactory Essays
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. Lenore because he griefed for her at all times and Nevermore because it’s his whole story in a word. Erika Pesca Mr. Adair Period 3 19 November 2015 Literary Journal: “The House in Cypress Canyon” The “Suspense” episode titled, “The House in Cypress Canyon” written by Robert L. Richards states that we should fear the unknown. Gothic elements of ab-human, domestic abjection, and horror are displayed in this episode. Ab-human can be seen when Ellen becomes something animal-like and bites her husband’s arm and domestic abjection is when Ellen is always seeking Jim’s attention or approval. One thing that was never revealed is the closet and what was truly behind it. Whenever the couple tried opening the door, they couldn’t, yet when others did, it opened perfectly fine. The two most important words in
Get Access