Poe's The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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The author’s story begins on January 19th, 1809 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, Poe died on October 7th, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland. Since Poe was a critic he was greatly influenced by other writers such as Lord Byron being Poe 's main influence but also many other writes that inspired Poe to write about horror and detective books. When Poe was born his father left him, and at the age three his mother died.”His father left the family early on, and his mother passed away when he was only three” ("Edgar Allan Poe." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television. Web. 07 Apr. 2016).Poe then went on to a foster care in Richmond, Virginia.Where he was adopted by a couple that were tobacco merchants, by the name of John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine …show more content…
“The Raven” is an example of Poe’s poetry, this poem in particular was based around the dark side of the human mind.The speaker of this poem is a man who is very unstable, to the point where he is talking to a raven.”Our speaker is definitely the melodramatic type. He starts out on an emotional level of about nine on a ten-point scale; he then heads right through the roof to about fifteen. His tone is intense, almost frantic. He seems super-focused one moment, and then a bit spaced-out the next. Now granted, he 's had a tough night, but from the sound of his voice and the choice of his words, we get the sense that he 's wound pretty tight even when he 's not talking to birds.”(Shmoop Editorial Team. "The Raven Speaker." Shmoop.com. Shmoop University, Inc., 2008. Web. 14 Apr. 2016). And it takes place in a young man 's room at midnight. “The Raven” has plenty of mixed emotions going from dark and sad to missing a woman that he has lost.”The speaker sits reading in his room and mourning the loss of the beautiful Lenore when he hears someone knock quietly at the door. When he answers, there is no one there.” ("The Raven Summary - ENotes.com." Enotes.com. Enotes.com. Web. 14 Apr. 2016). In “The Raven” Poe uses many types of symbols to reference this poem, an example of this is that the poem takes place in December, which can symbolize death. “Nothing lives in the winter. December is in the winter. December symbolizes …show more content…
Poe made great sacrifices to become a well known poet, examples of his works are “The Raven” and “Alone”. As a way to show respect to Poe’s great achievements, a museum was built under his name. In the city of Richmond, Virginia. Because of Poe’s great success with his harsh conditions, he has given people who have had the same experience to believe in themselves and go after what they

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