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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 19 of 489, added on November 2nd, 2004 at 9:06 PM.

I love this poem,I'm 11 years old,but i can still relate to his loss of
lenore.He is heartbroken, and tries to keep his mind off it (with forgotten
tales of yore). A truely amazing poem if you take the time to look past
it's confusing launguage.Oh,and chrissy needs to take time to accually read
it to understand it!

granitefox
Comment 18 of 489, added on October 31st, 2004 at 9:34 PM.

Poe's poem, the Raven was real touching to me. I read it in our class, and
afterwards watched the simpsons version of it. I couldnt laugh at the
simpsons one because i was thinking to hard about the actual poem. If you
read it very slowly, stopping after every paragraph to think about what
happened in that paragraph, you will be awestruck. It is amazing. I love
this poem, and I always will. (and guys, c'mon, cut the frikken stuff about
it being gothic. Its just spooky, thats all... it doesnt have to be gothic
to be spooky.)

Jamie from United States
Comment 17 of 489, added on October 30th, 2004 at 5:00 PM.

Terra, I love your post. I fell off my couch, I was laughing so hard.
Anyway, The Raven is a fantastic poem and perhaps Poe's best. Poe truly
strikes me as a starving artist, and he pours so much emotion into this
poem. Undoubtedly, he was haunted by his loss, and perhaps other regrets
from his life - things that I too am starting to relate to more and more
the older I get. I always think of Poe on Halloween.

Susan from United States
Comment 16 of 489, added on October 27th, 2004 at 10:47 PM.

all though i am only 11 and in 6th grade i know good litericher when i see
it. my teacher has talt me all about poems for he has wrighten a book about
poems. I am probly the youngest person who admiers ager alen poe. And yes,
i did see the simsons episod, but this is by far better.
great littericher, and nothing more.

Terra from United States
Comment 15 of 489, added on October 26th, 2004 at 1:33 PM.

Its dark and emotional to its thought of word of what he wrote. I for one
love “The Raven” its one for my favorite poems from him. My second one
would be “For Annie” its just something about his poetry and not to mention
his stories that he wrote. For a man who seems to be dark and mysterious
to his work of art I would give him thumbs up. :p

Rita from United States
Comment 14 of 489, added on October 23rd, 2004 at 9:05 PM.

Hands dowm,Poe,is a literary genius.But it is HIGHLY doubtful that he
mastered these pieces to be cool or goth for that matter.He probably had a
deep ,passionate feeling about something,and this is the end result of his
expressions.
And before some of you post opinions,you need to learn how to spell....or
use spellcheck.

shannon from United States
Comment 13 of 489, added on October 16th, 2004 at 9:53 PM.

Edgar Allan Poe is by far my favorite poet. And the Raven my favorite of
his poems. He holds none of his feelings back, he conveys all of them
through his works. I've been reading his works for the past 14 years. I
never get tired of them. I can definitely identify with what he's saying.
I've lost loved ones and have known grief and depression. If we were rating
poets, out of 5 (5 being the best), I'd give Poe a 10. He really puts his
feelings on the line for all to see. That's what I love about him and
admire about his work. It's so revealing. I'm just now dedicating myself to
writing poetry, I see Poe as both my role model and teacher. Finally, if
there was one person living or dead I'd want to meet, of course it'd be
Poe.

Jeremy from United States
Comment 12 of 489, added on October 16th, 2004 at 8:53 PM.

Did you know that the original poem of "The Raven" was actually, "The Owl".
He first wrote the poem with an owl instead of a raven, but changed the
title and the poem to fit, "The Raven". Good thing cause a NFL football
team called the Baltimore Owls would just sound retarted (if you didn't
know the Baltimore Ravens were named after Poe's poem).

Crystal from United States
Comment 11 of 489, added on October 16th, 2004 at 12:16 AM.

i think the raven in the poem isn't actually a raven, but just a part of
poe's concious. this may be a stretch, but doesn't it seem to suggest that
maybe his concious is getting to him about something concerning lenore's
death. i can go even further in wondering maybe he had something to do with
her death. i know some may disagree, but when he mentions how this raven
won't go away, it makes me wonder that the reason it won't leave becuz he's
guilty and can't quiet his own guilty concious. i'm not trying to strike a
nerve, just a little cognitive creativity.

jace from United States
Comment 10 of 489, added on October 14th, 2004 at 1:56 PM.

Poe is by far my favorite poet. I have been researching him forever it
seems. I love his work, and this is one of my favorites. I wish he was more
respected when he was alive :'(

Jessica 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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