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What does this poem mean; and why is he talking to the raven?

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2001



No two people are going to give you the same verdict on this poem. Although I can tell you my thoughts on it. You can probablyfollow the story pretty well through some of the moods the raven sets for example "quothe the raven 'never more'" never more being the last words the main characters beloved Lenore Uttered before she Died. What I think and alot of other people probably have their own hyptohtesis on this is that he was not by her side when she passed away, He had only been told that her last words were 'never more' to to that moment resented them. So when a Raven flew into his chambers (Raven being a black bird and as in most cultures representing death or evil) Uttering the last words of his beloved the character becomes angry and hateful of this bird which taunts him with her last words.

-- Anonymous, February 05, 2001

I would just like to write my opinion about the poem "The Raven". I believe that the man in the poem killed Lenore and the Raven, being a symbol of death or evil is Lenore or his own guilty conscience haunting him for the rest of his life.

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2003

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