Summary: Comparing The Raven And Ode To Nightingale

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Melivia Mujica February 22, 2018 Prof. Ms. Haight English 1302
The comparison of the Raven and Ode to Nightingale
“The Raven” and “Ode to a Nightingale” both use birds as central symbols/images. To give the reader a better picture of the what is happening and giving a central ADD MORE .....
In the poem “ The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe the character goes through this emotional ride of missing and not knowing if his deceased lover was in a heaven. The raven is a symbol of his depression haunting him and his dark thoughts constantly reminding him, that he will not see his lover anymore. Overall this creates a longing and mournful poem of him interacting with this bird and falling into the depressing thoughts of him being alone and the questioning of what happen in the afterlife. The bird from the story helped create an image of his questioning and consistent thought towards his lover Leonor. In the seventh stanza the character meets the raven for the first time.
“Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But,
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While in sorrow, he comes to hear the song of a nightingale and praises it career. He sees the bird accomplished and questions how this bird is a magical bean that has lived for years. That the birds song has been heard for years by people way before him. Then the man follows the song into what he doesn't know if it is reality or a dream. In the poem one has trouble understanding if the man was already drunk or got more intoxicated or drugged with the birds song. This hits the character so hard that he has trouble understanding what is real or a dream. In the fifth stanza he has trouble comprehending his area if it was reality and trying to notice every little thing around

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