Symbols In Poe's The Raven By Edgar Allen Poe

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe has a lot of different feels about it. The main idea of the story is about a man whose love of his life died and he believes is still alive. One key aspect is that Poe uses is a raven as a symbol to show him that she is gone also as a symbol of his grief, anger, sorrow, hope and a small sign of joy about the whole situation.The beginning of the poem he his sitting and reading and out of nowhere someone knocked on his door but while he was getting up to go get it he started thinking of Lenore the love of his life (“I had sought to borrow from my books surcease of sorrow-sorrow for the lost Lenore”line 9-10). When he goes to open the door, he opened the door to darkness and thought he heard the whisper of Lenore; so he whispers back “Lenore.” Then it…show more content…
This emotion was only shown for a very small time. When he heard the name Lenore whispering outside he wasn’t scared or wasn’t creeped out, it seemed like he was getting excited or filled with joy. You can see the joy in the story when the bird flew in to the house. He had so much joy the first thing he asked the bird was what is your name but with the birds answer his joy started to disappear and you can see it in the poem. Like it’s been through the whole poem he let his emotions blind him but the bird was the one that brought them all out and was the key symbol of all of them. He was so joyful to see if the bird was Lenore but when all it ever said was nevermore that really started to bring out all of the other emotions like grief, sorrow, and anger. When the bird said nevermore that’s when you started to see that joy go away and watch him feel up with anger, grief and sorrow. It didn’t end so well because he started to throw stuff at the bird but while doing so he feel and hit his head. He just laid there and watched as the raven 's shadow engulf him. Which could be thought of as a demon taking him away; which also means that it was him time to go to but to a place not where Lenore
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