The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Analysis

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“The Raven” Symbols

In the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, which was written as a Gothic Literature piece, there is a man reading a book at midnight in his bedroom. When we first meet the narrator he is reading a book to distract himself from his loss of his love, by him doing this it is a sign of denial due to he is trying to act like everything is perfectly fine and normal. Next in the poem the narrator hears a knock at the door and there is no one there so he pushes it off as the wind. He then goes to the window to close it and a raven flies in very calmly and lands on his door frame of his bedroom. The narrator then asks who he think he is, flying into his room, and the raven responds with “Nevermore.” this scares the narrator and he analyzes the raven and notices how thin and mistreated it was and he symphyses for it by letting it stay, as he asks more questions. After asking some questions he gets mad at the raven for his answers and wants it to leave
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This is due to that now the narrator is laying on the floor with his shadow above him like a heavyweight of swarrow is up above him. “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor”, (107). The reason the narrator 's shadow is above him is because the lamplight hits the raven making a shadow on the floor, and that shadow has the narrator’s soul trapped within it and he will never be freed from it. The narrator’s soul being trapped could be like living without living, as in going through life with no feeling and being numb to everything. The raven is a very powerful being we can see this by the words that are used to describe it in this point in the poem. The narrator says “ And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that id dreaming;” (105). By the narrator saying this we get the feeling that the raven is powerful, evil, and has demon like
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