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HOW IS POE'S POEM "THE RAVEN" LIKE HIS SHORT SOTRIES? WHAT ROLES DO ANIMALS PLAY IN POE'S WORKS? HOW IS THE PROTAGONIST IN "THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO" DIFFERENT FROM PROTAGONISTS IN THE OTHER WORKS BY POE WE READ?
-- Anonymous, March 08, 2001
Animals play the role of his Countious mind answering his subcontious. For example the raven answers the questions that revolve around in his head about the death of Lenore, which he tries to keep in his subcontious mind.
-- Anonymous, March 09, 2001
The poe decoder (www.poedecoder.com) has a lot of info about "the Raven" and its symbolisms, it also has info on "the Black Cat" and other works by Poe that involve animals. This site might answer some of your questions
-- Anonymous, June 06, 2001