Edgar Allan Poe 's The Raven And Annabel Lee Essays

1858 Words Dec 7th, 2016 8 Pages
"Life asked Death, why do people love me, but hate you? Death responded, because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth"( Unknown Author). There is no scientific equation, or secret potion to save all humanity from death. Many consider it as the crude reality of life getting rid of you from this world. There are no memories, riches, knowledge, or feelings a person can take with them during their last breath. Life fades away in seconds, and there is only pain and suffering for those that loved us, in every moment. The subgenre of literature that exposes those types of feelings is Dark Romanticism. Edgar Allan Poe has been considered a literary genius and a major figure of American Literature for his incredible, horrific, melancholic, and mysterious writing style. Throughout "The Raven" and "Annabel Lee" the narrators express the darkness one experience by such pain of driving them away from reality. Poe shows the reader how the narrators of both poems are driven into that state of sorrow. The narrators of both poems show how the death of their loved ones released, so many hidden sentiments in moments full of despair and loss. Both men grief over the loss of both ladies and their pain can be detected in the surface of both poems. In "The Raven" we can see how miserable the narrator felt, by the boundaries that had been set in his life after the death of his dear Lenore: " Distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December/ And each separate dying ember…

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