Why did Poe write "The raven"

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What made Poe write the Raven? Was it a death?

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2002


I am not completely sure, but I've heard that when Dickens published his novel "Barnaby Rudge", Poe disagreed with the way the raven was represented and used and thought that a more ominous and darker image should be painted by a raven and so, proceeded to do so. -Robert

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2002

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