THE RAVEN- POEM
1845 by Edgar Allan Poe
-Musicality, stylised language, supernatural atmosphere
-Setting: the house, midnight December. Room like a library. He sits us in a DARK atmosphere.
-Themes: Love, loneliness, the relation between the speaker and the supernatural.
-Tone: melancholic tone, it changes into annoyed and angry as the story progresses.
-A lot of REPETITION. Leaves the ides that his madness is increasing.
-Structure: 6 verses of 18 stanzas. 108 verses. Trochaic octameter: one stressed syllable followed by one unstressed.
-Rhyme: heart beat, ABCBBB.
-he builds tension.
-The raven symbolise the conflict between remember and forget. He tries to forget Lenore but he does not want to at the same time.
-we don’t know if Lenore was his girlfriend, sister, etc.. But Imp: IDEA of her, of her lost.
-Stanzas were in the past and suddenly in “Demon is the raven” changes in present.