Theme Of Love In The Raven

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What does a stereotypical raven symbolize? In The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe creates a dreary mood through the usage of subject matter, rhyme and meter, symbolism and word choice. His long lost Lenore who died at a young age turned his bright life into a dark gloomy life. Edgar Allan Poe creates a long lost love subject matter in The Raven. Lenore, the main characters young beautiful wife in the prime of her life died.The man was very sad and dreary that he lost his young Lenore. He said “ For the rare and radiant maiden for whom the angels named Lenore- Nameless here for evermore.(2)” The main character lost his love and a young age. The theme or subject matter is long lost love just for this reason. One day a raven showed up at the man’s house.The man is asking the raven many questions about his wife who passed. The man is not getting the news he is looking for, he says, “Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!(4)” Edgar is so curious about his long lost love and really wants to her again. He has been curious about his Lenore since she died and has also done nothing since she died. The man was so fixated on Lenore that when he was not hearing what he wanted to he got very sad and disgusted about his love. He is not hearing the things he wants about his long lost love lenore.
Edgar Allan Poe uses rhyme and meter to emphasize the darkness and gloominess of the poem. He is a very fearful and curious man at this point he is wondering what will ever
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