Personification In The Raven

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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 …show more content…
The raven speaks to Poe frequently in the story. Poe talks to it and asks it for its lordy name. Poe will ask the raven if he will ever see his beloved Lenore again and the raven responds to the raven by saying nevermore. Also, when Poe looks at the raven he says that the raven is smiling at him. He believes that the bird is making fun of him and he gives it many human elements. Also, it says that Poe hears tapping at his chamber door which is believed to be being caused by the raven (Napierowski). The raven also has human emotions. You can tell by this in his communication with Poe. Another thing that Poe personifies is Lenore. He personifies her by saying that her ghost has come back and is upon the floor which a human characteristic. He says he sees what seems to be the ghost of Lenore floating (Napierkowski 213). Poe also personifies the walls by saying they are saying Lenore’s name. But, it could just be the echo of his longing for her. He also personifies people’s souls. He says that his soul had escaped his body and had floated on the

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