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The Use Of Language In The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Language is what brought the story and characters to live. The language Edgar Allan Poe use is directly linked with the narrator’s psychological state. The story is told through the unreliable narrator’s point of view, enhancing the sense of cold detachment while the crimes were committed. The unreliable narrator’s fear is illustrated with descriptive language, which was often used for describing the old man’s vulture’-like eye. This eye is a symbol of the narrator’s fear, the trigger to his insanity, and also the narrator’s reason for why the old man should be killed. Expressed with Poe’s ingenious use of words and sentences, the narrator’s twisted logic reveals his insanity, although he claims otherwise. At the beginning of the story he intended
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