Literary Criticism Of The Raven

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The Raven “The Raven” is a very interesting gothic literature narrative poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. “The Raven” is a poem about a narrator who remains nameless and loses his wife and is lonely and misses her very much. One very late December night the narrator is at his home and it is very late but he can not sleep so he is reading folk lores. Then a tapping comes at the door so he thinks it is a visitor. He asks for forgiveness because he was napping. When he goes to the there is nobody there so he thinks it is his lost wife Lenore. He also hears the echo of him saying Lenore. He goes back to his chair then the tapping starts again and he opens the door and a raven flies in and perches upon a bust of Pallas above his door. The narrator begins to ask the raven what its name was but the raven responded nevermore. Then he asks the raven if he would leave him tomorrow like the rest of his friends but the raven responds again by saying nevermore. The narrator believes the the raven has learned this word from some unfortunate owner whose bad luck cause him to keep repeating the word around the raven. Then the narrator asks the raven if he will ever see his wife Lenore in heaven but the raven responds with the word nevermore. In the end of the poem he is not lifted from the burden of having a truth that his wife Lenore is gone forever. I believe that the raven ultimately symbolizes the darkness and evil. The first reason the raven symbolizes darkness and evil is

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