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    "The Raven" is the most acclaimed of Poe's sonnets, remarkable for its melodic and emotional qualities. The meter of the lyric is for the most part trochaic octameter, with eight pushed unstressed two-syllable feet per lines. Consolidated with the prevailing ABCBBB end rhyme plot and the successive utilization of inward rhyme, the trochaic octameter and the hold back of "nothing more" and "nevermore" give the lyric a melodic lilt when perused so anyone might hear. Poe additionally underscores the

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    for interpreting Poe’s words since he does not directly state his thoughts. I thought that the unnamed character in the story was sad because of losing Lenore as the story states “From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the loss Lenore.” The raven tapping at his chamber door is Lenore coming back to see him but in the form of a Raven. The unknown character thinks the raven is an evil demon and will leave like Lenore did. However, the raven did not as the text says “And the raven, never flitting

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    Raven During a cold, dark evening in December, a man is attempting to find some solace from the remembrance of his lost love, Lenore, by reading volumes of "forgotten lore." As he is nearly overcome by slumber, a knock comes at his door. Having first believed the knock to be only a result of his dreaming, he finally opens the door apologetically, but is greeted only by darkness. A thrill of half-wonder, half-fear overcomes the speaker, and as he peers into the deep darkness, he can only say the

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    possibility of it being the ghost of his lost lover. Having found no one at the door, a raven flies in. The bird, to whom the voice belonged, then starts repeating the word “nevermore.” The man is driven mad by this, interpreting the raven’s message as prophetic. He shouts at the raven and begs for it to leave, to no avail. The raven stays, continuing its mantra, and the reader is unsure if ever it does give its leave. The Raven is arranged in eighteen stanzas of six lines for a total of 108 lines. This consistent

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    The first two stanzas of The Raven introduce you to the narrator, and his beloved maiden Lenore.  You find him sitting on a “dreary” and dark evening with a book opened in front of him, though he is dozing more than reading.  Suddenly, he hears knocking on his door, but only believes it to be a visitor nothing more.  He remembers another night, like this one, where he had sought the solace of his library to forget his sorrows of his long lost beloved, and to wait for dawn.  Meanwhile

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    "The Raven" is the most famous of Poe's poems, notable for its melodic and dramatic qualities. The meter of the poem is mostly trochaic octameter, with eight stressed-unstressed two-syllable feet per lines. Combined with the predominating ABCBBB end rhyme scheme and the frequent use of internal rhyme, the trochaic octameter and the refrain of "nothing more" and "nevermore" give the poem a musical lilt when read aloud. Poe also emphasizes the "O" sound in words such as "Lenore" and "nevermore" in

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    In Poe’s poem “The Raven”, and the short story “Ligeia,” the author use of symbols explores the different elements in both of the gothic works to build a dreary and gloomy ambiance and mood. “The Raven” and “Ligeia” are both about loss and grief; the narrators, both have lost a woman of incomparable talents and beauty. The author, Poe uses the raven and the bust of Pallas in the poem “The Raven”, to show the grief of loneliness and separation of the narrator whose heart years for his beloved Lenore

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    "Poe's Life Reflected in The Raven" Edgar Allen Poe is a well known writer and poet. He wrotemany tales of mystery and macabre. I once read his book, 'The Masqueof the Red Death'. The story was so heavy and dark that I felt scaredwhile reading the book. When I was about to read his poem 'TheRaven', the title already gave me the similar image of 'The Masque ofthe Red Death'. Individuals may have different ideas about raven.Some have a positive images on raven because it is considered to bringgood

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    “The Raven” I feel the title suggests that the poem might entail a story about a raven. Ravens are often associated with death, due to their dark, eerie features, as well as with trickery, thus the title clues that the story will most likely be shadier. The speaker of the poem is a man who is troubled by the memories of his lost love, Lenore, and of his impending death. “And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted—nevermore!” (106, 107) indicates the speaker

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    Hill”, Lucas Scott once stated, “Some people believe that ravens guide travelers to their destinations. Others believe that the sight of a solitary raven is considered good luck or more than one raven together predicts trouble ahead.” People have many different opinions about what ravens signify. In Poe’s “The Raven” it becomes clear that the raven symbolizes emotional suffering and also portrays a vivid understanding of reality. As the raven enters the room, its presence reveals emotional suffering

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