Literary Devices Used In The Raven

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The Raven Deep, dark, doomy is what this poem is, written by Edgar Allen Poe. This poem I believe is all imaginary which I will prove by evidence from the poem itself. This poem which was written in the 1800s is the darkest poem I have read yet. It has good imagery, mood, tone, language, and setting. This eighteen-stanza poem talks about a man who is encountered by a raven in the middle of the night. I’m going to show you why I believe this poem is imaginary. In the beginning of the poem it says “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping”, then it says “Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before”, which could mean that he is dreaming while he is taking a nap. In the end of the poem when the raven is in his chamber the narrator is yelling at the raven and at the beginning of the poem the narrator says, “And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore!””. The narrator could have gone crazy from losing his loved one Lenore that he hears things about Lenore. At the end of the poem the narrator says, “the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer”, this implies that the narrator is smelling girl perfume but there is none in his chamber beside the Raven and him which means he could be smelling …show more content…
The narrator talks about how he opened his window and the Raven flew in “In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.” Birds don’t “step” into houses or walk like humans do. He talks about the bird like he has human characteristics. He also says “By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,” birds don’t have facial expressions and in the poem, the narrator talks how the bird has a “stern” facial expression and that is not possible for a bird to

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