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It is late one night one December evening there was a man sitting in his room reading while nodding off all while trying to forget the love of his life Lenore He then hears someone or something knocking on the door He apologizes to the visitor he thinks is outside and opens the door and finds no one is there This scares him but he collects himself and agrees that it was just the wind on the window So he goes to open the window and when he does a raven flies in the raven just sits on a bust above the door and our narrators first thought is to speak to the bird He asked the bird its name and the bird responds with Nevermore Surprised the man then continues to ask questions unfortunately the bird only says Nevermore The bird never changes his answer as the speaker asks personal questions and the speaker goes insaneSome of the imagery used in this poem is Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore the midnight dreary almost makes you visualize a gloomy dark midnight 1-2 Poes ability to make you visualize what is happening in the story or poem is uncanny The Raven does not truly follow a rhyme scheme the poem is written in open form because it has no set rhyme scheme or rhythm Poe never really followed rules of poetry he night have done it occasionally but mostly his work was done in open form Poes tone is depressed insane or grieving Sorrow for the lost Lenore this quote proves that the character is depressed and I believe that the man in the story is Poe therefore his tone could be grief The Raven is a symbol for death and I also think that it is a symbol for Lenore The statement nevermore makes me feel
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