The Themes In Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven

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“Nevermore,” the famous word that directly connects you to a famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The Raven is a literary work that has gone down the ages as being a timeless classic Poem that transcends the sense as you dive into this sinister tale. Edgar had a life of hardships that he proved to come out the greater writer writing many poems and stories that are mysterious and prevalent today. The Raven was written in 1845 close to the time his wife at the time Virginia Clemm was being treated for tuberculosis. The raven has many displaced factors that make it seem like Edgar is truly referencing his life throughout the work. The poem takes you through many different feelings as you dwell on the meanings the text could have. This work was closely …show more content…
The further in depth you read the poem the more you understand that he was using the raven to both keep his loves memory around but yet to also partially free him from the fact that she is gone. He gets mad the more the bird is around but he also practically invited it in when he thought it was Lenore at the door to greet him. The fact that when you read it you tend to feel weird or creped out because its meant to be a scary poem. He was going through hardships that lead to the creation of this literary work. There are a lot of themes that are prominent in this piece, such as incest and grief. They are there to resonate Edgars real like story in a new and fantasy way. He was grief stricken when his wife was slowly dying just like his foster mad died. This caused him to go a little mad because two people he really cared for destined to die. Then the only one that was left of his family that he knew about what John Allan but him and Edgar didn’t really get along that well. They both took different stands in life and that caused many problems to arise between them so Edgar is resentful that his Stepfather is still live when the two people he cared about most are

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