The Applicability Of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'

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The poem by Edgar Allan Poe entitled The Raven, may refer to the narrator being overwhelmed with sorrow and anguish, wallowing in grief for the beloved and may be somewhat desperate for a particular to ease that could distract him from anguish caused by loneliness. The poem is about love, beauty, madness, and supernatural representations that still acquire distinctive interpretations from the readers. The poem may exhibit beauty that only the keen readers may apprehend; and for a better comprehension of the beauty of The Raven as a poem, there are some commendable qualities from two of the Romantic poets and critics of the Romantic Era that the poem must possess. This paper attempts to discuss the applicability of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, The Raven, in conformity with the standards set by critics William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge regarding the usage of the language of men, elevating the ordinary, and appreciation done through the suspension of disbelief.…show more content…
There are no extravagant words used by Poe in the poem which may promote immediate development of interpretation of the reader to the images exhibited in the poem. In this manner of writing, the readers may appreciate the work better. This characteristic of the poem applies one of the standards of poetry set by the English Romantic poet, William Wordsworth, that the natural feelings acquired from the focus of a literary piece illustrating an ordinary object have more lasting impact than that of foreign imageries and impression. The selection of language used by men must also be utilized in every literary piece because human’s elementary feelings co-exist with greater
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