Biblical Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's The Raven

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Historical/Biblical Analysis of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”

There is always a reason why a piece of literature is written. Whether it is for for the author’s voice to be heard, to entertain its reader, or to spread knowledge, there is always a purpose behind the work. In many cases in poetry, the piece is written as an outlet for emotion, the chance to write down their deepest feelings. Edgar Allan Poe had a drastic life and suffered from deep depression, so he was bound to be an excellent poet. In his most famous poem, “The Raven”, it is evident that he was suffering from self-torture and anxiety. As one reads this poem, many things can be learned about Poe himself, what his life was like, and what emotions he has bottled up inside of him. A poem is an outlet for an author, and through a thorough analysis of the work, one can get an understanding of much more than the story that is told. Through “The Raven”, one can see the world through Edgar Allan Poe’s eyes.

To fully understand how Poe’s life and the poem are connected, one must have a thorough knowledge of his upbringing and adulthood- the things that led to his somber life. He was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston Massachusetts. His parents, Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe Jr., were actors. His father soon left the family and Poe’s mother died of tuberculosis in 1811. This ultimately led to Poe being parentless around age three. Poe had an older brother and a younger sister, who are now all…

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