Why Did Poe Use Of Nevermore In The Raven

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Why does Poe put emphasis on one word in The Rave? Poe uses the word nevermore eleven times always at the end of a stanza. The literal meaning of nevermore is not happening again or never again. In the poem the raven uses nevermore to answer the narrator’s questions. Nevermore has many different meanings throughout the poem this single word spoken by the raven drives the narrator to insanity. Upon the entrance of of the raven the narrator is naturally curious. He begins by asking the name of this bird from night's plutonian shore. The raven responded with nevermore. The narrator is a lonely man without others to share his feelings. “‘On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before.’ Then the bird said ‘Nevermore’” He inquires whether the bird will leave him…show more content…
Nevermore in this context means the bird will not leave him ever again. With the response from the raven he believes he can open up to this bird. The narrator fancies the bird. With this new found liking, he asked about his love. “‘Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!’ Quoth the raven ‘Nevermore’” This nevermore means the narrator will never forget Lenore. This is a problem for him because the longing for Lenore pains the narrator. He believes completely that this raven speaks the truth. Therefore he will always bare the pain due to the death of his love. This makes the narrator furious knowing he will never remedy his loss. “‘Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from my door!’ Quoth the raven ‘Nevermore’” He demanded that the bird leave him but the raven’s reply nevermore. Accordingly the man is driven to insanity knowing the thoughts of his lost love will never leave him. His basic plea can't be answered. The raven is in front of a candle casting a shadow down upon the floor. This brings us to the final
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