The Raven Literary Analysis

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The Raven Literary Analysis I would like to do a literary analysis of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, which is considered one of the best poems in the history. Main character is the narrator, who is not further described except fact that he lost his beloved Lenore, and the raven. Even though the raven is just an animal he plays an important role in the poem. It is a short story about the person who is the narrator and is trying to find out if he will see Lenore ever again. Answer to that is the raven who comes into his chamber give him simple answer: “Never more.” This Poem is brilliant because of many things and one of them is that there are many theses about existence of the raven itself and that makes it so good because many people belief …show more content…
This poem is based on symbols and some of them are more obvious than others. “But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door - Peched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door - Parched, and sat, and nothing more” (Poe 468). This is a quote from seventh paragraph of the poem and it tells what the raven did when he got to the room. He sat on a bust of Pallas, the Greek god of wisdom, which can symbolise many things, but most probably it suggests that the raven is clever, very clever, and maybe he even knows about the future. This could be the most important symbol of the whole poem because after this the narrator asks the raven about the future and if you don’t know about this symbol it can make you a bit confused. Also all of this can mean that the raven doesn’t really exist because he knows just too much and he is saying exactly the opposite of what the narrator want to hear. There is also very strong imagery in “The Raven” which is everywhere and it is very nicely done. “And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before” (Poe 467). Even though imagining things while reading text is very subjective thanks to Poe’s great writing this sentence can give the same feel. Text before this quote is very dark and this quote is before the raven comes into the room so it gives him very dramatic entrance. Overall, when you read this poem, it can give you very nice image for the whole scene in very dark

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