Quoth The Raven Analysis Essay

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“Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” “Quoth the Raven” “Nevermore.” This quote came from a poem written by Edgar Allen Poe, called The Raven. In this poem there is a bird (the Raven) the whole poem is based on the symbolism of the bird, I believe that the Raven is imaginary and is just a product of insomnia, grief, and well madness with the combination of it all. Insomnia is what I would like to point out first because insomnia is not rare to find in depressed people and the protagonist lost the love of his life. The first part of my argument about the Raven being imaginary is the fact that the protagonist suffers from insomnia. He is up at midnight, deep in thought, and he does not mention that he almost falls asleep. He clearly says that he "nearly napped", implying that he no longer sleeps at night, but only catches brief moments of napping during his long nights of obsession. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I …show more content…

The one word that Poe has this bird utter: "Nevermore." Of all the negative words that the author could have chosen, he picks the most absolute. Nevermore tells us that no matter what, nothing will ever happen in regards to the situation at hand. He then becomes trapped within his own mind. In the fifth stanza, he describes staring into the darkness. This darkness represents his deep dark thought that he is even too scared to think about. “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared dream before;..”.(lines 25-26). The protagonist stating this make me think maybe he’s just inside maybe one of his own dreams making the bird imaginary. If someone has a lack of sleep and is grieving I think that would make someone go mad, I go a little mad if I don’t get at least seven hours imagine the protagonist who really doesn’t sleep at

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