symbolism in raven from poe's real life.. : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Ok.... I'm writing a report and I need to know something..

What are examples of symbolism that appear in The Raven that are actually actual events or similarities to actual events that occurred in Poe's real life??

-- Anonymous, May 18, 2000


the raven symbolizes the bad things that happen in reality.But the raven could also symbolizes lenore in the story she is blaming him for her dieing though he didn't kill her.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2000

The raven stands for the speaker's irrational frame of mind. He is under stress from his wife's death and cannot deal with reality.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2000

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