Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven: An Analysis



Edgar Allen Poe was an incredible writer. In “The Raven” Poe uses
the word “Nevermore” spoken by the raven in the story to show the reader
agony and denial of reality that is being experienced by the student in the
story. In this paper I am going to depict the meanings of the word “
nevermore” by exploring in depth the denial of reality the student portrays,
and the pure agony he suffers because the loss of a loved one.
In the first instance “nevermore” is used the student asks the
raven why his masters name is written on the shore of Hades which is the
home of the dead. The raven replies with “nevermore” meaning that he will
not give the answer. The student will never know.
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“nevermore” he means that no matter what disappointments have
befallen you, one can always rely on death. It is the one thing that will
always be there.
In the fourth instance “nevermore” is used the student wants to
believe that the raven escaped from a crazy, old sick man that used to
repeat the word “nevermore”. This is showing how the student is trying to
escape from the reality that the bird came to him to give him a message. “
Nevermore” is telling the student that even if the bird did escape from an
old crazy man the word didn’t help him escape his agony so it’s not going
to help him.
In the fifth instance “nevermore” is used in Poe stages the student
in an imaginative state. He sees the raven as “grim, ghastly, gaunt, and
ominous”. This is the student’s imagination overtaking his logic. “
Nevermore” is said by the raven to tell the student that one cannot live
out of reality forever.
In the sixth instance “nevermore” is used the student realizes as
the “lamplight” ...

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