Writings In Poe's The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is a famous household name that almost anyone recognizes. But how did be become so famous, and why is he still noted today? The truth is Edgar Allan Poe was a revolutionary author and poet, and his works have greatly inspired many famous artists and musicians, who have carried his works on and taken their own unique twist to it. Poe is most known for his very dark style of writing. He used a dark tone and liked to set the mood depressing, and he often used very big words. His poem, The Raven, is one of his most famous pieces of work. In this poem, he discussed the death of his fictional lover, “Lenore.” She is a metaphor for Poe’s late wife, Virginia. In the poem, Poe is sitting alone reading, and mourning over the death…show more content…
These two stanzas alone have stood the test of time. Over one hundred years ago the poem was written, and the rhymes are still cleverly strung together and the rhythm is still appealing. The expression of fear and uncertainty, and boldness and bravery are things that most people will easily be able to relate too.
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
“Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee
Respite—respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore;
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!” Quoth the Raven
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His death remains a mystery, and historians have argued over what may have happened since the day it occurred. Some argue that the cause of his death was beating. Others say that it was due to a practice called “Cooping.” This is where crooked politicians hire goons to kidnap someone and force them to vote for the same candidate multiple times in different guises. This would explain why Poe turned up in clothes that did not belong to him. Another theory is that he was too depressed to live, and drank himself to death. The lack of suicide note nearly disproves this, however. The darkest, and worst of these theories, is that Poe was murdered. Kidnapped by the brothers of his soon to be wife, and beaten to death because they disapproved of him as a spouse for their little sister. Whatever be the case, Poe’s death is still a mystery, only fitting for the one who invented the idea of the murder mystery
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