The Raven In The Raven

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Analysis of an implied meaning of the raven in “The Raven”
The raven should actually be a symbol for melancholy, clearly because the student is over obsessed with harming himself, so he continues to ask questions about Lenore to the bird despite knowing that it only speaks the same one word, “nevermore”, the use of the refrain “nevermore” gives a sense of emptiness to the place (which makes the ambient for the poem), and he never realizes that the raven is indeed portraying him. Since the beginning, the student expresses sorrow when he hears the tapping at the chamber door which awakens him, and he instantly remembers his “lost Lenore” (line 10). Indeed, the melancholy in him is so abundant he just relates a tapping at midnight with his dead
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After staring for a while thinking about the sound, he whispers “Lenore” and realizing that no one was there, he went back delusional. Soon after, he listens another tapping, but much louder and he figured out it came from his window, he opened it and a raven entered and now he starts asking many questions in which he auto inflicts pain. He starts by asking the raven’s name which is answered by “nevermore”, second, he says the bird will leave on the morrow as all his hopes (lines 45-60), but the raven replies “nevermore”. Then, he starts wondering if his owner only taught him one word, but self-driven by his melancholy for his beloved Lenore, he wants to know if the gods have sent relief from all his sorrows. Anew, the response is “nevermore”, so he asks if his…show more content…
Adequately speaking, no, instead the meaning of what the bird said, was given by the context of the questions the student inquire. Which means, the fowl was unduly repeating the one word he learned, and the student which was so dominated by his melancholy, gave his personal impression. Thus, the “nevermore” has another intrinsic meaning, in addition to being solely a refrain. Even before the bird speaking, there is already a marked rhyming pattern of “o” sound such as “Lenore” and “nothing more” to add up to the melancholy of the poem. In this manner, when the raven finally speaks, that repetition of sound has already made an effect of emptiness, hollowness, pity, and chill in the reader or listener. Because the raven, as any other poem, is meant to be read out loud, the rhyme is perfect to create an atmosphere in the poem, without describing anything, just by sound. In fact, the repetition of this refrain and its rhymes builds up throughout the poem, in order to immerse the reader until the climax is
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