Analysis Of Edgar's The Raven

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One of the most popular poems and basically what make’s Edgar popular to a wide audience is “The Raven” at the time, there were not poems of this genre. Edgar introduces us to a mystery and this is a poem in which you really become absorbed. “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping” when this is mentioned in the beginning of the poem, I already can understand how tired the narrator in the story must be because when you are nodding off into a nap it is usually you at your exhaustion point but you are fighting it. Edgar is already creating the setting in the first few sentences and really makes you feel as if you’re there which is important, especially in mysteries because you want your reader to take part in your stories.…show more content…
Definitely not who I expected, so I was left wondering what the Raven was doing there. Especially since the title of the poem is “The Raven” so it was expected to be a part of the story, but I didn’t know all the suspense I had just built thinking it was his lost love would turn out to be a bird! The only thing the narrator in the story wants to know is the birds name and when he answers with “nevermore”, he is surprised that he even answered at all. So, he asks more questions but continues to receive the same answer “nevermore” which leaves the narrator back to feeling sad and as if the bird will soon leave just like everyone else has. Another one of my favorite major works is the short story “The Masque of the Red Death” which I think is a story of tuberculosis which as mentioned earlier was the cause of death for many of his loved ones including his foster mother and his wife. One of the early signs of tuberculosis is blood coming out of the mouth which is mentioned in the story. The beginning of the story starts out as mentioning that there is a disease going around. However, the prince does not want to have anything to do with it. Therefore, he locks himself up and only allows people in for the…show more content…
I can definitely see how this story could be a representation on how all the important people in Edgar’s life died “one by one” from tuberculosis. This correlation is truly what makes this story one of my favorites. Last but not least is “The Black Cat” which is another one of my favorite short stories done by Edgar. I am a person who enjoys thrills, whether it be speeding, a rollercoaster or a scary story and this story does exactly that. It creates a thrill! The man is introduced in the story as happily married and an animal lover. However, he begins to abuse alcohol and one day he comes home and decided to gauge his cat’s eyes out. After killing his cat, he meets another cat who is similar to the one he killed. He begins to hate the cat and argue with his wife a lot. One day he attempts to kill the cat, but his wife intervenes and instead of killing the cat with the ax, he kills his wife. The cat disappears and is nowhere to be found but after hiding his wife’s body, he sleeps and it is mentioned as being the best sleep he has gotten in years. The police have come around but have not found anything until the man hits the wall with his cane and the police find his wife’s body with the hat sitting on her
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