Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Raven ' Essays

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Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a great American writer and poet who did many things for literature in his time. Poe was born on January 19th, 1809 and soon after became an orphan due to his parents death (Academy of American poets, Web). The following events consist of Poe being adopted by a man named John Allan (Of which he did not fully and legally adopt Poe), Going to the best schools available and showing himself as a superlative student, later being kicked out due to insufficient funds, And Later becoming the person who paved the path for modern poetry and short stories.
The first story of Poe’s that I am going to review is “The Raven”. This Poem had first appeared in the “Evening Mirror”, and had made way for many parodies to come. The poem begins as a man is sitting down, reading a book. The man has been grieving over the death of his wife, whose name had been Lenore. He is startled by a sound at his door and goes to investigate. Finding no one there, he goes to a nearby window, guessing that a branch was hitting it. He opens the window only to find a small black bird- a raven. The raven, having came into the building, then perches upon a statue of Athena’s head. Then the narrator asks the bird its name, of which it answers,”Nevermore”, leading to some more questions from the narrator, of which the raven only answers “Nevermore”(Kinsella 940-43). The narrator then yells at the raven, telling it to leave, and nearly goes insane(mainly because the bird continues…

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