Loneliness Of The Heart In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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Loneliness of the Heart
Have you ever felt so at loss of happiness that all you can think about is your unhappiness? Well, then this is the poem for you. Everyone goes through hardships, such as grief for losing someone, like how our narrator is at a loss of words because he has recently been departed of his love Lenore. He is overcome with desolation that he is up “upon a midnight” (1) while feeling “weak and weary” (1). Then there is someone (or rather something) at the door. The raven comes into the picture “sitting lonely” (55) on the bedpost. You soon realise that our narrator isn’t in the mood for much of his repeating nonsense. The bird will not answer any of his questions about Lenore or anything else. All he says in response to the questions is “nevermore” (109). In Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” the image of the raven symbolizes the complete opposite of what many writers often use birds to symbolize, the raven represents the narrator 's pain, sorrow, grief, and absence of happiness and hope which is what the narrator is feeling at the beginning of the poem.
The poem takes place at an ungodly hour, which can lead to loneliness starting to set in. No ones around, he has no one left, he’s bound to become lonely when not even one person is awake and around him at midnight. When going through something like loss, sleep tends to be the last thing on your mind, leaving you to be up “upon [many] a midnight[s],” (1) and by that time the average human becomes “weak and

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