The Mood In Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

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Throughout literature, an author's works always reflects their mood and character. Edgar Allen Poe is an American writer who's poem and short stories reflected on his ominous mood. In the poem, "The Raven," by Edgar Allen Poe is about a raven that flies into a lonely and sad man's house, he is alone and weak, he is weary of trying to distract himself from his sorrow. It expresses Poe's sense of melancholy and gloominess. The speaker's tone changes throughout the poem dramatically changes as he realizes the true meaning of meeting with the Raven. He was grieving the loss of his unforgotten loved one, Lenore.

The Raven as a reflection of his melancholy and gloominess is the poem's setting. For example, in the poem it says, "On this home of …show more content…

The speaker could have used any bird, but he chose the raven to illustrate that gloomy and dark mood and setting. The raven patronizes and looks at his innermost fears saying that he will never see his lost love again. The bird comes through the window repeating the single word, "Nevermore," each time the narrator hears that word he has less hope. As the raven kept saying that he got angry, and the raven showed him that he will forever have to live with this heartache. The word nevermore is a negative word and means never again. Poe emphasized the word nevermore to illustrate the depressed and despair mood. The narrator uses, "Nothing more" to comfort himself and ignore his fears. He emphasized this to develop the poem's mystery and darkness. Lastly, Poe uses different word choices to create the mood of the poem. He shows he is very lonely. When the author uses, "bleak," "dying," and "ghost" When he addresses the raven with many word choices it becomes more intense and extreme as the mood darkens to reflect of the misery of the speaker. Poe's metaphors and word choice help set the mood of the poem.

"The Raven" best reflects on Edgar Allen Poe's sense of melancholy and gloominess. The setting, the bird and his word choice illustrate the darkness and the ominous mood. They deliver a negative feeling to the readers and help them illustrate Poe's feelings of sadness and misery. {{Each paragraph should include 5-7 sentences. Restate your thesis statement and summarize your main

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