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The Raven Summary
Edgar Allan Poe

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The Raven Summary

Introduction

"The .Raven" was first published in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845, and received popular and critical praise. Sources of 'The Raven" have been suggested, such as "Lady Geraldine's Courtship" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens, and two poems, "To Allegra Florence" and "Isadore" by Thomas Holly Chivers. Over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, "The Raven" has become one of America's most famous poems, partly as a result, of its easily remembered refrain, "Nevermore." The speaker, a man who pines for his deceased love, Lenore, has been visited by a talking bird who knows only the word, "Nevermore." The narrator feels so grieved over the loss of his love that he allows his imagination to transform the bird into a prophet bringing news that the lovers will "Nevermore" be reunited, not even in heaven. In "The Philosophy of Composition," Poe's own essay...

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