The House Of Usher And The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most influential authors of his time; he is considered one of America’s finest authors. His work ranged in different fields of literacy as an editor, a literary critic, he was also gifted in writing elegant fictional short stories, beautiful poems and was known to be a master of horror and mystery tales. His best and most popular works include “The Raven”, “The Cask of Amontillado” and “The House of Usher”. Poe was considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He was also recognized for his pessimistic view on life, and one of the pioneers of the American Romantic Movement. Many score books have been produced about him, including biographies, novels and critical monographs. Till today Edgar Allan Poe is still discussed about in many …show more content…
“People of its time recited the poem like it was a sing along, and till today it’s indeed well known.”(Evans) The narrative poem is told by a man without a name sitting alone in his room. A late night in his room he hears a tapping on his door, but instead of opening the door he begins to reminisce about his lost love Lenore. Once again he hears the tapping on the door, fearing what might be on the other he eventually built the courage to open it only to find nothing but darkness. Again he hears the tapping and decided to check the window. In flies a raven that lands on top of a statue above his door. Then the narrator weirdly posed a question to the raven asking its name. The raven answers “nevermore”. “Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night 's Plutonian shore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." ”(Robinson 931) He asks the raven more questions to which the raven gave the same reply “Nevermore”; he eventually asks the raven about his love Lenore. To which he raven gave the same predictable

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