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Analysis and comments on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 6 of 476, 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 476, 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 476, 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
later-kayla

kayla from United States
Comment 3 of 476, 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?

Turkey
Comment 2 of 476, added on September 9th, 2004 at 4:53 PM.

I think that this is a great poem. When i was first assigned to read it in
English i was not a very happy person. Once i read it and fully understood
it i loved it and was glad that the teacher made us read it. I think that
everyone should be required to read this poem. It is great! If anyone might
need help in understanding it please feel free to e-mail me or IM me!
Kewljsg65@aol.com or Jillybean08@aol.com
Love Always! Jilly

Jillian
Comment 1 of 476, added on September 5th, 2004 at 11:13 AM.

When I first read the poem 'The Raven' I did not understand most of it...
To understand I first had to look up some words and then I reread over and
over again to understand what it truely says...
I found the part where he opens the door to find noone and wispers the name
Lenore very heart touching, I found the raven to be truely ominous and I
just about sensed what Poe tried to convey in this poem.
Over all I do think that this is a very good poem if not more than that.

Shachar

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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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