Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven Essay

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Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
Poets can use many different devices to get their point across. Creating the melancholic tone in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" Poe uses many devices to introvert the effect of the crisis of hell; this is unusually moving and somewhat attractive to the reader. Of all melancholy topics, Poe wish to use the one that was universally understood, death, specifically death involving a beautiful woman. He doesn't stop using poetic devices throughout the writing especially when he is trying to get an effect out of the reader. Even one of the main characters, the Raven, is a symbol. A raven is usually the symbol of something dark and sinister. A raven is also a sign of death. Poe does not use poetic devices to
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The narrator opens the chamber door into darkness, deep darkness, and silence. He stands there, fearing what is before him. December is also the time of year when most plants are dead, to which extent the narrator remarks that it is a bleak December, making for a gloomy scene both outside and inside the chamber. There is also a tempest, a storm, brewing outside; it may not be an actual physical storm but an emotional storm not good for calming the spirits of the narrator. Thoughts are running through his head and it is safe to say that he is frightening himself more than the situation itself at this point. "Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door. (16)" He is literally trying to talk himself down from the frightened state he is in, and it is quit obvious due to the ranting and raving by the character.
The raven also symbolizes the torture the narrator has inflicted upon himself due to the death of Lenore, a "rare and radiant maiden…nameless here forever more. (11)" The raven's refusal to answer any question asked of him with an answer other than nevermore only tortures the narrator even more. The narrator is as much saddened by the arrival of the raven, as he is disturbed. He says, "On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before. (59)" He is still recovering from the sadness of the loss of Lenore and in this raven he may find comfort for

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