What Is The Mood Of The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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“The Raven” written by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem about a man who is distraught over his lost maiden, Lenore. The raven came forward solemnly and sat on the door of his room. The raven states“Nevermore” and the man overthinks those words and thinks he will never find happiness. The story is gloomy and dark. It creates a mood of doom. The words the Raven states, the imagery, and all the allusions create the mood of doom. To begin, the words the Raven quotes creates a mood of doom. The raven in the story repeats nevermore to the distraught man who overthinks what the bird is saying and drives him deeper in grief. In the poem, stanza number 8, line 5 and 6 it states, “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore- Quoth the raven “Nevermore””. The raven is answering all the questions the man is asking with nevermore and it was the raven telling he was never going to be happy. Him never being happy makes the mood of doom. …show more content…

In the poem it is late, gloomy, and sad. In the poem, stanza number 1, line 1 it states, “ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary” The imagery is dark and gloomy with all the things he is seeing late at night and dark all the creepy unknown things. It makes you feel like something is going to happen and makes the mood doom. Last but not least, the allusions in the poem creates a feeling and mood of doom. The poem uses multiple allusions from the bible that mean dark and evil. In the poem, stanza 17, line 2 it states, “ Get thee back into the tempest and the Night Plutonian shore!” The Plutonian shore is a dark evil place that the narrator wants the raven to go back to. It makes the mood of doom because the narrator is saying that the raven will take away his happiness. He wants the raven to go back to the depths of evil he came

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