What is the comparison to "The Raven" and "Ligeia"?

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I have to write a one page essay comparing "Ligeia" and "The Raven". Could you please help me with this?


-- Anonymous, June 04, 2001


Assuming you have read them both you might start with the characters- a man whose love has died. Then there is the peculiar mood that unites them both. The separation from the loved one(Lenore, Ligeia) is not just a fond memory or longing or hope. There is a chilling otherness that both attracts and repels, a creeping then climactic horror. The thread in Ligeia is her "will", a force determined to transcend death, while that in The Raven is the bird's repetitive omen "Nevermore," equally stronger than the narrator who is overwhelmed. That's enough for a start?

-- Anonymous, June 04, 2001

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