Essay on The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and died in 1849. He was an american author, poet, editor and literary critic. He is known for his mysterious and macabre work. 'The Raven ' is a similar story to that of Poe 's, the story of a man who mourns the death of his beloved. It is ironical how 'The Raven ', his most successful poem, predicted the death of his wife and the end of his life. Poe said that he chose this topic because the death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetic topic in the world.
The Raven is the narrative of a man sinking into extreme dejection over the loss of his significant other, Lenore. There are a few symbols show in "The Raven." The most conspicuous one is the raven itself. The Raven symbolizes mournful and never ending remembrance.Its also symbolizes the narrator 's distress and recollections of Lenore. The narrator even understands this before the end of the poem when he expresses that the raven would be with him always on the grounds that his considerations of Lenore would be with him until the end of time. His spirit could never be liberated from hers. Another symbol is the statue of Athena (otherwise called Pallas) - goddess of intelligence and war. At the point when the raven first flies into the room he roosts "upon a bust of Pallas simply above [the narrator 's] chamber entryway". The raven brings the narrator 's shrewdness over the war that is going ahead within the narrator 's head. He is battling to overlook Lenore, however the…

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