The Raven Figurative Language Analysis

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“I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him.” This is just one quote of many, Poe’s creepy stories that he wrote in his lifetime. In Poe’s stories the narrator wanted to solve a problem, but he went about it the wrong way so, people die and the narrator got caught. In some of Poe’s short stories, the theme, not to let depression or grief make one to turn to alcohol, is shown throughout the conflict, figurative language, and setting.
In “The Raven” a short story written by Edgar Allan Poe, the theme is shown through conflict. The conflict was shown through person versus self. “On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before. Then the bird said,’Nevermore.’” This happening after the bird flew in the window. This quote proves the thesis, because the bird is saying that the grief will never leave the narrator’s heart, this is the start of when the grief starts to take him over. “Perched upon a bust of Pallas + just above my chamber door, perched, and sat, and nothing more.” This quote is following when the bird comes into the window and then he comes
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Here, I am using figurative language to show the theme. “Then the bird said,’Nevermore’” This quote used personification. This is after the bird has come into the chamber of the narrator and sits above the door, and the bird is saying “Nevermore” as to mean that the narrator’s grief will never go away. “And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming.” This quote is using a metaphor. This quote takes place after the bird flies into the chamber and sits above the door, and is ‘taunting’ the narrator. This quote proves the theme, because the bird’s eyes are like a demon, staring at the narrator, which is eventually going to cause him to turn to alcohol. These two quotes show how the theme is shown through figurative

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