Thursday, November 18, 2010

Analysis of The Raven

Basically what literally happens in the poem, The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, is that the man in the poem wakes up in the middle of the night when he hears someone knocking at the door of his room, he gets up, and when he opens the door to greet the person who is knocking at the door, but when the man opens the door, he sees complete darkness. Suddenly, he hears a whisper, saying, "Lenore". Suddenly, he closes the door and hears a noise at the window and walks over to open it. When he opens it, he sees a raven. Then the raven starts driving him crazy by saying nevermore. That is basically all that happens. Poe used some interesting literary devices in his work. He used many interesting metaphors and the tone of his writing really showed the dark romantic style. He also used imagery when describing what the room was like and the impact that the raven had on the man. Metaphorically, this poem means that the world can be a dark place and that people's own craziness can make them mad. That is it. I wish i had more time to work on this, but i still have to study for history.

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