The Raven | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Della Courson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Raven.
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Critical Essay by Della Courson

SOURCE: Courson, Della. “Poe and ‘The Raven.’” Education 20, no. 9 (May 1900): 566-70.

In the following essay, Courson offers her perspective on the significance of Poe's commentary on the composition of “The Raven.”

There is an amusing anecdote related of Poe. It is said that he and a friend were in the habit of exchanging confidences over their literary productions, and that Poe, having just finished “The Raven,” read it to the other for criticism. “Good,” was the verdict of his friend; “a very good poem, indeed.” “Good!” ejaculated Poe, in extreme disgust; “why, man, it is the best poem ever written.” Whatever Poe's opinion may have been, however, that of...

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