preview

The Raven Gothic Elements.

Better Essays
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a perfect example of the Gothic genre. In fact there may not be a more potent, and certainly not a more famous model of the Gothic Poetry in action. Edgar Allan Poe followed it up with an essay called “The Philosophy of Composition” in which he revealed how he wrote it.
Gothic literature is defined as emphasising elements such as grotesqueness, mysteriousness and desolation; generally, it is a marriage between the Horror and Romance genres. The genre shows a dark and mad view of the world through elements such as: The Supernatural (ghosts, spirits etc); madness; isolation and loneliness; death; secrets (such as mysteries or underground passages); monsters (vampires, Frankenstein’s monster etc), and
…show more content…
"For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore - Nameless here for evermore," (stanza 2, lines 5-6). It seems that the raven persists in replying "nevermore" because death is a mystery and so all we know is that Lenore (the people we love) are never coming back.
“But, with mien of lord or lady,
Get Access