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Analysis and comments on Lenore by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 20 of 103, added on December 10th, 2010 at 11:11 AM.
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mr a from Canada
Comment 19 of 103, added on June 8th, 2010 at 12:34 AM.

Lenore could refer to his wife. Lenore means 'Helen' in some other
language, and also means 'light'. He could be refering to the darkness he
was left in after his wife died. Afterall, he wrote another poem entitled
'Lenore', which he used to cover up his wife's real name.
The raven, black as it is, sitting on top of an influential Greek goddess
or something, symbolises the blackness he is left in and he truly becomes
as black as the raven's shadow.
'Nevermore' is the only word that the raven knows. The narrator in the poem
understands this, that's why he decides that it is impossible to hold a
conversation with the bird later in the poem.

Stephanie from Singapore
Comment 18 of 103, added on April 8th, 2010 at 8:41 PM.

In the first paragraph, the narrorater makes a direct connection to The
Raven, "weep now, or never more", the total meening in genral, what the
cursed bird was telling the narrorater in the first place with its
constant, almost enoying, saying "Nevermore".
Then it goes on to talk about Lenor's inocent demeaner, and her total Glory
in Death. The jelosy her opposers faceed her with in life should be a
lesser in comparison to the jelosy they should have of her Glory in Death.
Now she is in a "high estate of heaven"

If you've ever experenced the utter emptyness the narroater(Poe) felt, the
utter hopelessness and devistation one will suffer when his/her entier
world comes to a dead freez in time and reality, then this poem makes total
sence. If not, however, the feeling is left to the readers imagination.
Luckly, Poe provides WONDERFUL details, imagry, and disription, and thats
what makes this a good poem. Its easy to feel epathy.

The Madd Hatter asked "How is a raven like a writing desk?"
The answer is, Poe wrote on both!;)

Bria Isbell from United States
Comment 17 of 103, added on February 22nd, 2010 at 10:29 AM.

It is quite clear to me that Poe is questioning God and is wondering why
God would take her away from him.

shane from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 103, added on April 29th, 2009 at 7:16 PM.

Since the symbolic Raven (atop the bust of a mythical wisdom deity) now
“rules” over the door, entrance and exit to the his “chamber” residence now
jail, the narrator has no escape and indeed becomes the raven's shadow. The
word “chamber” may call to mind the chambers of the heart, the legendary
residence of emotional love.

Another interpretation:
The raven is Lenore.
Love, longing and grief to excess brings on a nightmare.

john quirindongo from United States
Comment 15 of 103, added on February 18th, 2009 at 8:11 PM.

The works of Edgar Allan Poe are very deep and I don't believe that he
chose the name Lenore just because it rhymed with nevermore. We don't know
everything about the man or his life. Could it be that Lenore was someone
he was in love with from a distance?
We will never know what secrets he took to the grave with him. As he was so
intrigued with death did he leave us with this to ponder upon his own

Barbara Russo from United States
Comment 14 of 103, added on October 23rd, 2008 at 8:29 PM.

In responce to your breif note of the choice of Lenore, Poe did not choose
Lenore because it 'rhymed' with Nevermore. It was choosen yes, for its
sound, but for its vowel sounds, which is based on the Unity of Effect (in
Edgar's essay about the composition of a short story). It was not chosen
just because it sounded Lenore!

What do you take Poe for? A simple person who chose words simply because
they 'rhymed' with Nevermore. If, by chance what you were reffering to was
exactly what I have just underlined, then I would suggest the use of more
explanation, rather than a rushed note in the middle of the sentance.

Have a great day

Daniel Turner from Australia

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Lenore
Year: 1831
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 1295 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 4 2004

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