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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 58 of 478, added on January 28th, 2005 at 12:56 PM.

This poem is awesome!

I can't beleave anyone could be so dark!

AnimeAximily from United States
Comment 57 of 478, added on January 26th, 2005 at 11:01 AM.

this poem is weird i just like writing stuff

kyle from United States
Comment 56 of 478, added on January 15th, 2005 at 2:22 AM.

I Have also loved this poem for many years.
I have to agree with everything that Aly Nanji said. It was exactly what I
was going to post.
Its a dreary poem of course, that was his intention but he made it so you
couldn't just read it once and get the jist of it. He wanted it to boggle
your mind and make you want to re-read it to see what you missed and what
connections you make to the subtle hints he has put in there. Its not just
about a man who has sunken into deep depression over his Lenore. It also
shows you that in the end, he has no choice but to accept her as never
coming back. We have all been there. Someone we love has died and we
sometimes think that we will greive later, when we are alone, or when we
can fit it in our schedule and then one day, we have a memory or we see
something that reminds us of that person and we totally loose it and have a
mini-breakdown. I think that is what happened on this particular gloomy
dreary night. Maybe there was a Raven, Maybe it was part of his delusional
hysteria of mourning. But the Raven plays a significant part in how he
deals with his own reality.
I love this poem. I still may not understand it all. That is why I read it
over and over again. Learning more about it each time. Its nice to see that
other people are also doing that. That others relate to Mr. Poe's
Intelligent Life's work. I agree it is a disgraceful shame that he was
recognized for his great acheivements. Today he would have been a literary
hero and probably on Good Morning America.
All your opinions are very cool.

Kim Davis from United States
Comment 55 of 478, added on January 12th, 2005 at 6:45 PM.

I'm choosing a poem to be recited at a music festival for a grade 9
student. I love the "Raven", but perhaps it would be too "deep" for a
young student.

Comment 54 of 478, added on January 8th, 2005 at 12:55 PM.

HI,I think the raven is on of the best poems ever wrote E.A.poe is a great
writer when I FIRST HEARD THE RAVEN I could not understand a word BUT I SAW
...the simpsons!ITs soooooooo! cool.

james from United Kingdom
Comment 53 of 478, added on December 27th, 2004 at 5:01 PM.

“The Raven” uses several literary elements to amplify the mood the author
wants the poem to have. Many literary uses included internal rhymes, and

I interpreted that the poem was about the man in the poem mourning over
“Lenore.” {His dead lover}

I think Edgar tries to express the fight “death {the raven}—life {days of
Yore}” after he lost Lenore. I think at the end he realizes that he really
lost Lenore forever and that death won {and my soul out of the shadow {…}
shall be lifted nevermore…
Maybe this poem links to Edgar’s own life, and his own wife who died, and
all the feelings that the man in the poem had was the same feelings Edgar
had when his wife died.

This poem was about the main character’s struggle about his lost love
Lenore, and how the Raven was reminding him of how death won, and Lenore
can never come back.

aly nanji from Canada
Comment 52 of 478, added on December 20th, 2004 at 2:16 PM.

I Loved this poem........ because the way the dictor from the show the
"simpsons" used it was AMAZING and it really caught me I LOVED IT!

Rebecca from Armenia
Comment 51 of 478, added on December 20th, 2004 at 2:02 PM.

i got so hot when i first read this

bri white from United States
Comment 50 of 478, added on December 20th, 2004 at 2:02 PM.

i loved this poem so much that i cried

todd kerber from United States
Comment 49 of 478, added on December 17th, 2004 at 2:24 PM.

i love this poem so much it made me cry

nick vera from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: The Raven
Year: 1845
Added: Feb 4 2004
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Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2000

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