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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 12 of 482, 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 482, 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 482, 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
Comment 9 of 482, added on October 12th, 2004 at 10:05 PM.

This is my favorite of Poe's poems and perhaps my favorite poem of all. I
first read it in fifth or sixth grade at night and I couldn't sleep
forever. I'd go to bed and I'd hear in the background that dumb bird
talking in that grim foreboding voice, "Nevermore." Even today I love to
read The Raven.

Ryan Brannon from United States
Comment 8 of 482, added on October 3rd, 2004 at 1:23 PM.

I love the phrase, "Quoth the raven," it is so haunting, and sings of
impending tragedy

Bailey from United States
Comment 7 of 482, added on September 26th, 2004 at 11:35 AM.

i saw the simpsons versio- it was hilarious
eat my shorts lol

Comment 6 of 482, added on September 20th, 2004 at 8:34 PM.

When i was back in the Dominican Republic, i was assigned on my literature
class to make a "recital" (in this kind of activity we -students- recived a
poet`s name by our teacher, and had to make a "play"-sort of-, by
investigating the poet`s life, his poems, and memorize some of the -at
least 2-, make some scenography, and recite his/her poems, and try to make
other students feel what the poet was trying to communicate), so when i
looking for some of E. A. Poe`s poems i definitelly fell in love with "THE
RAVEN", because it is such a deep story about this guy who lost his love:
Lenore, and when the raven reached him he was in such pain that he even
thougt that the raven was talking to him, but the raven was only repeating
this word he heard from his owner:NEVERMORE. But the young man kept on
hurting himself, by asking the raven about his lost love, but raven only
answered:Nevermore. The part of the poem that i find more exciting and that
gives it a realistic touch is the final part, when E. A Poe describes the
raven sitting on the bust of Palas(a goddess of the greek mitology, who was
killed for being superior(more intelligent than most man in that time,
which was considered an offense), and the eyes of the raven!!!, now if i
ever see a craw( or raven), i wont see it the same way i did before reading
this poem, i definitelly love E. A. Poe`s writing style, not for being
gothic, but for the misterious thing that he impressed on whatever he wrote
that always makes me want to know how is it going to end.Well...i only had
to say this...and nothing more!..lol.

Liz from United States
Comment 5 of 482, added on September 20th, 2004 at 8:05 AM.

this is not a gothic poem!Poe tries to express the fight "death(the
raven)--life(days of Yore)" after he lost Lenore.At the end he recognises
that he really lost Lenore for ever and the death won (and my soul out of
the shaddow(...)shal be lifted nevermore...
keep this gothic-trash away.

Cady from Canada
Comment 4 of 482, added on September 19th, 2004 at 8:32 PM.

i love dark poetry and i hate ppl who say they like dark poetry to sound
gothic.(erm... jillian...) any way i like the poem. gothic is ok by the
way. im not but its ok i have alot of gothic friends

kayla from United States
Comment 3 of 482, added on September 13th, 2004 at 12:15 AM.

How cool is this poem?!

Its a nice dark and gothic poem which if you get into it can creep you out
a bit.

Anyone seen the Simpsons version?


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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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