Symbolism In The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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The Evil Tapping at the Window “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous gothic literature poems since it came out. This poem is about a sinister raven prying on a weak, heartbroken man. The poem takes place at the middle of the night in the speakers chamber. A man who recently lost his wife was reading at night to take his mind off his dead wife, when he heard tapping at his window. It was a big black raven and the speaker started to ask questions about his wife. The only thing the raven would say is Nevermore the speaker started to get more angier the more the raven say that. AT the end of the poem it is believed that the speaker died. When someone is depress they have to have a fight to get better, or they will suffer. Suffering can lead to people going crazy. In this poem the raven is symbolises the lost battle of depression that can turn sinister. In this poem Poe is having the raven symbol something dark and evil. He uses a raven because it 's the exact opposite of a dove. A dove symbolises pureness peace and happiness. A dove is also white and small. Poe is using a big black bird “Then this ebony bird”(43) that looks the opposite and is symbolises the opposite too. “By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore”(44 45). The speaker is saying the raven facial expressions are gloomy and serious. Right away the raven isn’t there to be friends with him. The raven is also there at the middle of the night which adds to the dark effect that

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