Poe’s “The Raven”

After reading “The Raven” in class today, we did not get a chance to discuss what the poem is about.  Please, if necessary, reread the poem and share what you think the poem is about and why.  Make sure you support your claims by referencing parts of the poem.

Published in: on December 10, 2008 at 3:50 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. I feel that the poem talks about how the narrator cant let go of his lost love Lenore.

  2. In my opinion, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” is about a man, who, as the story advances, slowly goes crazy and fears the raven in his room more and more, connecting it with supernatural forces: “‘Prophet!’ said I, ‘thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil!’ “(Stanza 14).
    Furthermore, the man often talks about a person, perhaps his lost love, called Lenore: “‘Lenore?’ […] back the word, ‘Lenore!’ “(Stanza 5).

  3. I believe that “The Raven,” written by Edgar Allen Poe, is about a man who becomes mad. He seems to be able to do so when he talks to the Raven, who keeps repeating the phrase, Nevermore. The Raven keeps repeating this phrase, “Nevermore” because the main character lost his love, Elanore and will never get her back.

  4. I believe that in “The Raven” the man is torn with grief by the way he continues ti refer to Lenore. I also believe that in the end he falls down dead for it says and he will rise no more.


    The Raven is a story about the narrator and his lost love Lenore. The Raven keeps saying “Nevermore,” because the narrator will never be with her again. The Raven keeps haunting him and somewhat ‘taunting’ him making sure he knows that he can nevermore have Lenore back. I also think that the Raven itself has a major point of symbolism. The Raven is used because it is a creature that is unable to give a sensible reply to the narrator’s questions or comments. A human would be able to answer, but the Raven can only chirp or say small things.

  6. After reading “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe i felt that Poe was expressing the theme of insanity. Poe’s character explains how he hears a knocking at his door, he fears oppening the door but eventually does to find only a raven. Thats where the twist comes, the man doesnt relax and go on with his night like one would expect, he lets his fear of the unknown get the best of him and can’t get over his feelings of anxiety and fear.

  7. I think that this poem is about a man’s love for his lost love, Lenore and the grief he feels after her death.

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