Poe’s Description of Lenore, the Raven, and God in “The Raven”

analytical Essay
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The narrator is a very lonely person that misses a woman by the name of Lenore (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator stood in the dark thinking about things he had never thought about (Poe, “Raven”). But all he could think about was the woman named Lenore (Poe, “Raven”). He lives on his own and he gets greeted by a bird (Poe, “Raven”). The bird comes and sits on the top of his chamber door (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator opened the window and saw the raven from the past (Poe, “Raven”). The bird did not move a muscle but sat in his house above the door (Poe, “Raven”). All the bird did was sit there and nothing more (Poe, “Raven”). It does not ever make a noise except the word that he says, “Nevermore” (Poe). The man just sat in his house all day and the bird never left (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator seems sad throughout the Poem (Poe). He is always giving you the gloomy feeling like it is dark and vacant (Colwell). The narrator has beautiful Poetry and many of his Poems make people who read it feel sadness or pity (Eddings). It was December and all the dead wood cast its shadow on the floor (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator kept wishing for tomorrow (Poe, “Raven”). He had sorrow for a woman that shined like a light and was an unmarried virgin named Lenore (Eddings). The narrator was always in a very lonely state of mind (Poe, “Raven”). He was always wanting someone to talk to about the woman named Lenore (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator never left his house (Poe, “Raven”). He sat there all alone all day just thinking about this woman named Lenore (Poe, “Raven”). The bird sat up on top of that door every day just saying the word nevermore (Poe, “Raven”). The narrator wants the feeling for the Poem to make people think of beauty when looking at the ... ... middle of paper ... ...omanticism: History Theory, Interpretation 31.1 (1998).: 23-31. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Ed. Timothy J. Sisler. Vol. 54. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 17 Jan. 2014. Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Philosophy of Composition." Literary Criticism of Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. Robert L. Hough. Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1965. 20-32. Rpt. in Poetry Criticism. Ed. Timothy J. Sisler. Vol. 54. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 17 Jan. 2014. Poe, Edgar. "The Raven." N.p., 30 january 2014. Web. 30 Jan 2014. Smith, Dave. "Edgar Allan Poe and the Nightmare Ode." Southern Humanities Review 29.1 (Winter 1995).: 1-10. Rpt. in Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Ed. Lynn M. Zott. Vol. 117. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Literature Resources from Gale. Web. 17 Jan. 2014.

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how the narrator seems sad throughout the poem. he wants people to realize that even though he is lonely, there is also some beauty to it.
  • Analyzes how the narrator wants his work to be the absolute best it can possibly be.
  • Analyzes how the narrator writes his poems to have a great beginning trying to be ridiculous and make people accept it.
  • Analyzes smith, dave, "edgar allan poe and the nightmare ode" in southern humanities review, vol.
  • Analyzes how the narrator is a lonely person who misses lenore. he lives on his own and gets greeted by the raven from the past.
  • Describes the literary criticisms of edgar allan poe, including the theme and parody in 'the raven'.
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