Essay on Analysis Of The Poem ' The Raven '

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“The Raven” contains 48 lines grouped by five lines of about 16 syllables. There’s a line that’s around 7 syllables, and there are 18 stanzas in the poem. An example of an 8-foot meter is line 1, “ONCE u PON a MID night DREAR y, WHILE i POND ered WEAK and WEAR y” this line is a trochaic octameter, I found the octameter to be a very common occurrence. The not common occurrence is the 7-foot meter and line 27, is an example of an iambic heptameter “but THE si LENCE was UN broken, AND the STILL ness GAVE no TOK en.” The rhyming patterns in the poem are, internal rhyme, he likes to rhyme words in the same line, for example line 3, “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,” an end rhyme where the word at the end of a line rhymes with the ending word of another line, for example line 17, “Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door; -This it is and nothing more.”
Element Analysis:
On the surface when reading Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven” it’s difficult to get an idea of what his words are related to because his thoughts are chaotic. It becomes apparent when he speaks to the raven that this man may not be in his right state of mind. The poem is titled “The Raven” because of the symbolism the raven holds in the book. The raven is a grim representation of death in the poem. Death is unexpected, it disrupts lives, similar to death, and the raven disrupts the narrator’s life. The point of view in this poem is first person. The narrator’s…

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