"The Raven"

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What is "The Raven" about stanza by stanza??

-- Anonymous, May 31, 2001


Read Poe's own description in his "The Philosophy of Composition". It is online at www.eapoe.org in his essays. The story itself is rather straightforward and self-explanatory. He's bouncing his grief and fears off a talking bird until it becomes a full-fledged haunting that will never stop oppressing his soul.

-- Anonymous, May 31, 2001


Includes summaries of "The Raven" and the "Philosophy of Composition", a discussion of symbolism, and a glossary.

-- Anonymous, June 01, 2001

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