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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 55 of 495, 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.

JJohnson
Comment 54 of 495, 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 495, 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
alliteration.

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 495, 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 495, 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 495, 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 495, added on December 17th, 2004 at 2:24 PM.

i love this poem so much it made me cry

nick vera from United States
Comment 48 of 495, added on December 16th, 2004 at 2:16 PM.

this has moved so many pepole i'm one of them. this was the gate way to
poetry.

sebastian aulenbach from United States
Comment 47 of 495, added on December 14th, 2004 at 3:00 PM.

Poe's work is to be enjoyed and loved. He is truly amazing in his works of
art. I truly admire and cherish his work. He truly is an ispiration for
my own segments of turmoil and literary adventures.

I will accept emails from people who only have worth while opinions or
conversations to offer.

~Loida~

Loida from United States
Comment 46 of 495, added on December 13th, 2004 at 8:30 PM.

People in this forum abuse the word gothic. Gothic is just a
misinterpretation, because gothic refers to a persons style of life or
something to do dark ages in Europe describing the style of building. So
please it pains me to see people using the word gothic to describe such a
beautiful poem. This Raven was written before the use of that word in such
a mannor. So in short utilize better words to describe The Raven or any of
Poe's works.

kazimer from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: The Raven
Year: 1845
Added: Feb 4 2004
Viewed: 175 times
Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2000


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