Literary Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven
Think of a cold winter night where one is all alone, nothing but the beat of a heart and the cricks and cracks of the walls around. Imagine having just lost the love of your life, and all you can think about is the memories and laughter you once shared with that person, remembering the good times and the bad times. Remembering what you could have done better. Imagine having no one to talk to, and being alone in a cold dark room with nothing but your thoughts wishing you could have that one person back with you. As these thoughts build up one begins to obsesses with the idea of that person coming back, but deep inside they will never return. Madness slowly starts to overcome every thought, and the pain becomes worse to deal with. In Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven” a man slowly seeps into madness over the loss of his love. While it is just a poem, this story relates to Poe’s real life as he to lost the love of his life. This paper will analyze how the story relates to him in a certain way, and argue that the story is more about him and the pain he dealt with after losing the love of his life.
As Poe begins his poem, the …show more content…
While there could be more than one meaning to it, I myself found that Poe greatly related this story to his own life and the struggles he went through. The narrator represents him greatly, and a lot of characteristics are very similar to him as they both show pain and suffering in the story and in real life. The sorrow seems to really stick out amongst the narrator as he weeps for lost love as did Poe when he lost his wife Virginia. While the story may have many meanings to it, i believe this is the one that sticks out the most to me. I believe that Poe went through a great tragedy in losing his wife, and I feel he uses those experiences in his poetry to tell his readers how he truly