analyze the raven : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

im doing a paper on the raven and i need help knowing the basic topic of the raven , what is the tone and what it represents.

-- Anonymous, March 09, 2003


"The Raven" is definatly worth you actually reading. The tone and what it represents should become very clear once you start reading it. Keep in mind, the bird is not just a bird(symbolism). Ask yourself what a raven looks like. Is it light in color and does it go tweet tweet? Or is it dark in color and caw ominously. Maybe make a comparison of reality versus fantasy. Do typical birds really talk? No. Considering that typical birds don't really talk, why do you think Poe made this raven appear to be speaking? Why would the Raven keep repeating "Nevermore"? There is a lot of symbolism that can be found inside Poe's "The Raven" by novice readers through advanced.

-- Anonymous, March 10, 2003

the raven, was about, in my opinion, a man who killed his wife , lonore, and the raven represents the mans guilty consuonce, when you look at poe's actual life you will see that he killed his wife virginia, if he would've let her live with her cousin neilson poe, a wealthy judge like po'e aunt muddy wanted then she would've ben well provided for and she would have had enough to eat and be warm and not get sick with consumption and died, but poe loved her to much to let her go and proposed to her so she would stay with him and he could barly provide for her and she died, his love killed her, he wrote the raven to symbolize his guilt for killing her.

-- Anonymous, March 16, 2003

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