Essay on Edgar Allan Poe 's The Raven

1033 Words Mar 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. Before his writing career, he joined the military and was dismissed soon after (Grubbs). He was a very well-recognized poet and his poems were about mystery and horror. His best known work is “The Raven” which he wrote in 1845. Most of his writings were influenced by his rough childhood. His dad left his family when Poe was young and his mom died when Poe was three (Grubbs). Some of Poe’s other famous works are “The Pit and the Pendulum,” and “The Tell-Tale Heart." In Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven” he uses context, symbols, forms and devices, and personification to show how to display emotion through writing. In “The Raven” Poe uses a lot of types of context to invoke emotion to the reader. He uses religious context to allude to heaven and hell (Dhahir). He uses symbols that could also be a sign of the devil. For example the raven and he frequently talks about how he will never be able to see his beloved Lenore in heaven. He talks about how he doesn’t think that he will go to heaven and he will be in hell where he can’t see Lenore. He also uses biographical context to relate his life to his writing. He had a very bad childhood and he struggled as a young kid. He had no wish to converse in society and lived a very secluded life (Dihahar). His childhood was very sad and his writing reflects that. He was a very deep and dark person and he uses a lot of gloomy diction in his writings. Poe also was…

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