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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 45 of 495, added on December 12th, 2004 at 11:49 PM.

i just dont understand what the raven symbolizes.

Kamil from United States
Comment 44 of 495, added on December 12th, 2004 at 3:40 PM.

I can't help but read this poem over and over again. Edgar Allen Poe was
not only a good poet but his poetry really talks to the person. Some people
may not understand it yet because they might be young or they might be
blind to the truth but He is a great poet. Even though he made Dark an
gloomy poems, he was a happy man. So grats to him.

Comment 43 of 495, added on December 11th, 2004 at 2:05 PM.

I am not going to comment on what others have written because we all have
different opinions and I can't force mine on others. But here's what I

This is my favorite poem and you have to read it over many times to fully
comprehend the depth and the meaning behind it. Poe used the Raven to
simbolize his grief over the death of his beloved Lenore (and perhaps guilt
as well?). Then there's the fact that the raven perches on the bust of
Pallas, the Roman goddess of wisdom, and yet the narrator says that the
only thing the raven speaks is its 'only stock and store'. Also, the
narrator knows what the raven will answer but continues to question him,
showing the self-torture he puts himself through.

There is a lot more to be seen in this poem but I really can't think of any

Alma from United States
Comment 42 of 495, added on December 11th, 2004 at 1:40 AM.

well...when i read this poem, at first i didn't know what is really all
about and it required me to reread the poem. this poem is so nice and it
challenges you. Poe is really an intelligent and artistic poet... he's my

daryl from Philippines
Comment 41 of 495, added on December 8th, 2004 at 6:02 PM.

The Raven

First of all, why can't people write more meaningful comments than, 'it
rocks, dude'.

The Raven rocks, dude! (sorry, just kidding)

This is a poem to read in dim light when you are in the right mood. Read
it as if you are the person in the poem, going insane. It is downright

'Nevermore' That one word repeated by the Raven, is all that is left of
Lenore. Nevermore, nevermore. It haunts the man and drives hiim insane.

Larry from Canada
Comment 40 of 495, added on December 8th, 2004 at 10:01 AM.

this poem is the best poem in the world

jackie maggio from New Zealand
Comment 39 of 495, added on November 30th, 2004 at 2:07 PM.

Poe is one of the most talented poets of all time I can read his poems for
hours on end!

Kurtis from United States
Comment 38 of 495, added on November 30th, 2004 at 2:03 PM.

this is a good poem for any age or size!!!!!

kurtis barg from United States
Comment 37 of 495, added on November 30th, 2004 at 1:28 AM.

this poem rocks. i love all edgar allan's poe poems but the raven is my
favorite.i am pretty sure i still dont really understand it,but if any one
could really explain it 2 me it would be great!!!!!!

Scarlet from United States
Comment 36 of 495, added on November 28th, 2004 at 5:11 PM.

I love the raven before I read this I didn't like these kinds of poems but
the raven pass's my test but i still hate ravens

Ricky Jones

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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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