What is the meaning of stanza 18 in "The Raven"?

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What is the meaning of stanza 18 of "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe?

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2003


If you wanted to sort of look at it in a symbolic sort of way.. (this is JUST a guess/my opinion). You could say that the raven is actually just really a dark image of the character, it's never going to leave him alone, and it's always going to be there. His soul shall be lifted--nevermore.

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2003

the raven in some cultures is a symbol of death. poe had dont some travling in germany. and heard of this. the raven is more about a man pondering death and existence. than it is about a heart broken lover wanting to know about a long dead lover

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2003

i think it means that he'll never see Lenore again!

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2003

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