The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe Essay

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“Nevermore,” the infamous word that directly connects you to a well-known poem by Edgar Allan Poe. “The Raven” is a literary work that has gone down in ages as being a timeless classic that transcends your senses as you dive into this sinister tale. Poe had a life of hardships but still was able to prevail in life becoming a great writer writing many poems and stories that are mysterious and prevalent today. “The Raven” has many displaced factors that make it seem as though Poe is truly referencing his life throughout the work. The poem takes you through many different feelings as you dwell on the meanings that the text could have. “The Raven” was written in 1845 close to the time his wife Virginia Clemm was being treated for tuberculosis. This infamous poem seems to be closely related to his current life and the feelings that he was having towards his wife. Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. During the course of his life, it seemed death and despair always followed and no matter how far he tried to run from it, it always seemed to catch up to him. His father abandoned him when he was just a year old but his mother died one year after that from tuberculosis. So, at the young age of just two he was an orphan. With both parents being gone, Poe was sent to be raised by John Allan who was a merchant in Virginia. This family never truly adopted Poe though they still made him feel like family by giving him his true name Edgar Allan Poe. When Poe was

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