Pain And Suffering In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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To begin, romantic love causes pain and suffering to those negatively affected by it. In the poem, “The Raven,” the speaker has resorted to desperation after suffering from the consequences of love. The speaker says, “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor / shall be lifted nevermore” (Poe 107-8). At this point in the poem, the character has suffered through the pain of love. These lines show the utter hopelessness embodied by the speaker; he describes his soul as on the floor, never to be lifted again. Love, something expected to be perfect and rewarding, caused this hysteria. This shows that love is not the perfect picture painted by various sources of media, instead causing intense suffering. Likewise, this suffering
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