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    Allusion In Lenore

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    “Lenore” Edgar Allan Poe Have you ever lost someone whom you loved? For Edgar Allan Poe, it was an all too common event. The spread of tuberculosis killed his mother, adoptive mother, and wife, all at different times in his life. However, Poe’s “Lenore” perhaps most clearly states his emotions after his love, Virginia Clemm, was sentenced to death by consumption. This poem describes how she was beautiful and angelic, even on her journey to Heaven. In “Lenore”, Poe uses many literary devices including allusion, extensive hyperbole, and clear rhyme to depict a mournful theme of undying love that has broken his heart. First of all, Poe uses allusion many times throughout “Lenore”, Since the poem is based on Virginia Clemm and her death, along with the deaths of Frances Allan and Eliza Poe, references to Guy De Vere and the Stygian River help to make imagery. “A saintly soul floats on the Stygian River,” Poe states (stanza 1, line 2). This line describes Lenore as a kind soul and that proves how much he loved her. “‘Stygian’ comes to us from ‘Styx,’ the name of the principal river in Hades, the underworld of the dead in Greek mythology,” and this creates imagery and shows that the narrator is in despair from lost love (Merriam-Webster.com). There is imagery of darkness and Lenore going to…

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    “‘Wretch,’ I cried… Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore.’” (The Raven, 81- 84). When you lose someone, you feel hopeless, and sometimes, people would do anything to get rid of the pain. In the process, they might lose their sanity. Edgar Allan Poe’s life was very tragic, and it seemed that death followed him, and stole the ones he loved. Hope and death are exactly what Poe writes about in “The Raven” and “Lenore”. Emotions and events that many people have to deal with in their lives, but he handles them…

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    The Raven and Lenore From having personal experiences of losing a loved one due to death, I understand that through tough times people can go a little crazy. “The Raven” and “Lenore” are both alike and different. They both tell how a person loses their mind a little when they lose a loved one. In the poem “The Raven” he believes he will see her nevermore and he struggles with his inner self about letting go. However, in “Lenore” he believes that after death he will see her again in heaven, which…

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    In “The Raven”, Edgar Allan Poe utilizes the raven and Lenore to symbolize death and light. Lenore is described as very special and the light that illuminates him in the darkness: “ For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore. ” (line 11) In line 43, the raven represents death. When Lenore dies, there is no light. The narrator is reading in his chamber in December to distract himself from thinking about Lenore: “ From my books surcease of sorrow — sorrow for the lost Lenore. ”…

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    love, Lenore, the narrator starts to worry about who is at his chamber door. When he discovers a Raven he begins to feel less lonely. The speaker continues to contribute to his misery by asking the Raven questions about his lost love, Lenore which makes it difficult for him to let her go. After meeting the raven, the narrator, sort of lost his sense of reality and depended on a bird for to give him happiness again. We are first introduced to the setting in the story which is dark and dreary…

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    Lenore Monologue

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    I remember Lenore, and the guilt I still feel. This guilt, which I feel every single day, this guilt which is eating away at me. This guilt which makes me feel more dead than alive. As I tell this gruesome tale, uncover the truth, observe my mistakes and decide my fate. Since childhood, I have been alone. No family, no friends, just me. I was completely prepared to go through life alone, and only depend on myself. This was before I met Lenore. Lenore was a beacon of light, in a dark time. Lenore…

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    Allan Poe, the protagonist is trapped in melancholia after the loss of his wife Lenore. The author uses two gothic conventions; decay and emotion to manifest the main character’s madness driven by grief. The gothic convention of decay demonstrated how sorrow prompted the protagonists’ madness. At the beginning of the poem, the protagonist was under a melancholic state of mind, tired and worn out with grief. He stated that, “From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore— / For the…

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    The man had been calm and even excited talking to the bird, up until the man started asking questions about Lenore and if he would heal from his experience. When the bird stated his conventional response of “nevermore” to these deep and hopeful questions, however, the man loses his sanity, exclaiming, “Be that word our sign of parting bird… Take thy beak from out my heart and take thy form from off my door”. (334) Some of the phrases in this quote are very interesting to me and are evidence as…

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    Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous poem is named The Raven. The Raven was a one hit wonder for Poe. This is the reason he became famous. The Raven is a very dark and macabre poem. In this poem, the woman is named Lenore. There are speculations that Lenore might be his wife or mother. Virginia was dying in the next room while Poe was writing this. The speaker was very attached to Lenore. The poem explains how it was a dark December evening and the speaker was trying to distract himself by the lost…

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    his love, Lenore. Based on context words, the main character is a chaotic man. The character heard a mysterious tapping sound, he checked the door of his chamber, nothing there. Then, the man checked the window to decipher this mysterious noise, when in flew a raven and perched itself atop of the bust of Pallas. The raven simply stated one simple word, nevermore. The character began getting angry with the ebony bird, asking for death and for relief of the lost Lenore. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The…

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