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Edgar Allen Poe's Poem, The Raven

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This Poem “The Raven” from Edgar Allen Poe can be emotional or sad whatever you feel first but he talks about what happen that retarded his heart and what devastated him. I don’t really think this poem is as good as people say it is because I didn't really know what was going on until we went over it as a class and talked about it. If you go over it by yourself I feel like it would be hard to understand it but if you talk about it with a class or a friend then you have a better chance of understanding it. But he talks about a time in the life that he isn't being himself because of a chraject thing that happened to him. So the talks about being in a dark place night is dark, dark is usually sadness so he diffenly in pain and he can't stop thinking…show more content…
Here he seems completely filled with love for this dead woman. It's almost a little too much. He calls her sainted,rare,radiant. In a sense, this Lenore is not anything like a real person. She's an ideal, a symbol of what the narrator thinks a perfect, unspoiled, untouchable woman ought to be. To this grief-stricken man, she stops being human. Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, (line 31)Now the panic starts to build. Before he was just thinking some scary thoughts; now he feels like his soul is on fire. Again nothing has really happened yet, just a mysterious knock and the empty darkness outside. Someone in a better mental state might just head back and take a nap. This guy, though, is already pretty unbalanced by his grief and his weird night. Just think how much worse it will get once he meets the talking bird. Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; (line 14)The possibility of madness creeps into this poem slowly. Here perhaps the speaker seems like he might just be having a weird night. We might say that he's perhaps a little hypersensitive, a little more imaginative than is really good for him. But remember, all it takes to thrill him and terrify him is the "rustling of each purple curtain." Kind of a strange thing to set you off. We can feel him teetering on the edge…show more content…
Have you ever looked at a raven's eyes? They can be a little intense in a beady, birdlike kind of way. We'll even give you spooky, if you like. We just don't see it. Of course, this is clearly an unusual bird, and it might have unusual eyes. Still, we feel like our speaker's already fractured mind makes him more likely to be really bothered by this bird. Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting (line 97)There we go! All of a sudden, you're yelling shrieking,at a bird. What's more, it's a bird that's only said one word to you. Granted, even that's weird, but screaming at birds is generally not something that sane people are inclined to do. If you were this guy's friend, this is probably the moment where you pick up the phone and call someone. He was a little edgy before, but now he seems to have tipped over the edge and seems to be truly insane.And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the
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