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I would like to know whaat inspired Mr. Poe to write the poem The Raven. Did it have anything to do with Annabelle Lee?
-- Anonymous, December 31, 2002
Mr. Poe was inspired to write The Raven by every woman in his life whom had died at a young age. When he mentions the raven itself, that is symblosizing the spirits of the women he had lost. When the raven speaks to him, saying 'nevermore', it means that they are never more with him.
-- Anonymous, January 03, 2003