Night's Plutonian

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When someone passes away, most people begin to grieve. In our modern day, grief takes control over people physically, cognitively, behaviorally, and socially. The American writer Anne Roiphe says, “ Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” The poem The Raven contains symbolism that expresses the same grief Rophie was referring to. The poem describes a man who is sitting in his room falling asleep. All of a sudden, he hears a knock on the door and a raven appears. The poem and the raven depicted in this poem symbolize extreme grief.
The theme of this poem is associated with sadness. The narrator is grieving the loss of his wife Lenore. Throughout the whole poem the narrator has been mourning and remembering …show more content…

Plutonian is an allusion to the Roman god of the underworld. The word "Plutonian" is meant to make the readers think of all the scary things that are associated with the underworld: darkness, death, the afterlife etc. The phrase also has the word "night" in it. Night is a common symbol for death and nothingness. It can also represent the vast ocean and all its mysterious inhabitants. From this point of view, Plutonian takes on an enhanced meaning. The narrator begins to talk about everything associated with the underworld. This makes him grief more because he will never see his …show more content…

By using symbols in the poem, the reader can understand more about what the narrator felt after the loss of his wife. Using the raven as one of the key symbols lets the reader understand that the narrator has been grieving for a long time. By using the symbol of Pluto, the speaker tries to figure out if the raven came from the underworld. Athena is a unique symbol because Athena represents wisdom. This idea of wisdom is present throughout the poem. The raven contains a double meaning in this poem. While it symbolizes Poe’s dead wife, it also symbolizes wisdom. The raven’s wisdom makes the audience understand that the narrator genuinely misses his dead

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