Analysis Of The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Every once in awhile in writing, thoughts and feeling come together to create something that goes beyond the written word; they create a piece that has the power to pull a reader into the story so deeply that the reader can experience a story and the emotion it conveys themselves. “The Raven,” a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe, is a piece of literature that accomplished this; it was written in a way that completely immersed the reader into its content. Poe’s success in the writing of “The Raven” and his other dark stories was greatly influenced by his life itself. At a young age his mother died of tuberculosis, his father abandoned him, he was then adopted (although never formally). His foster mother died later on down the road, and then as a final nail in the coffin his wife died of the same disease as his mother. Alongside this, he found success within his morbid writing that was influenced by his dark past and his alcoholism. Poe created many successful pieces of writing that would leave behind lasting impressions on those who read them.
“The Raven” is a prime example of Poe’s outstanding writing capabilities; it is a piece that guides a reader through the narrator’s experiences and torment. Poe starts the narrative poem by setting the scene. It’s a dark, dreary night, and the narrator is sitting in his room. He is beginning to fall asleep, but then he hears the sound of tapping at his front door. He looks at the fire, and he is reminded of his long lost love Lenore.
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