Old Man In The Raven

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In the poem, The Raven, written by Edgar Allan Poe, there is an old man. The old man is very sad and depressed because the love of his life, Lenore, has died. It is midnight in December and there is a terrible rainstorm outside. There is a melancholic feeling because of the storm and also because of how depressed the man is. He is sitting all alone in a room reading and all of a sudden, he hears a knocking at his door. He thought that it was a visitor so he opens the door and no one is there so he closes the door. He hears knocking once again and he opened the door again. He looked outside and yelled out twice Lenore’s name. He oh so wanted it to be Lenore at the door, but instead, there was no one there so he closes the door. Once more, there is still a knocking sound and so he heads over to a window. He thought that the wind from the storm could make a tree branch rub up against the window or something and cause a …show more content…

The old man doesn’t know how to react to a bird sitting above his door not doing anything but saying “nevermore” so he kind of doesn’t worry too much about it. The old man is stating that the bird will leave sooner or later and won’t stay a long time just like all of his hope has left him. There is a reason why hope is capitalized in the quote. When a word is capitalized in a story or something, it usually symbolises a name of a person. I think that it is capitalized because he is talking about Lenore and how she has “flown by” or died. The old man is all alone in his house, but we don’t know what happened to all of his family. He realizes that the bird is a new opportunity to have a friend and comfort during his depressing times, but he would still rather have the bird out of his house. I would think that he would like to have the bird not in his house but maybe sit on the window sill, outside, so he can still have comfort from

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