Poems of Edgar Allan Poe - Poem 3: "The Raven" Summary & Analysis

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Poem 3: "The Raven" Summary

The poem begins as a man reads alone in his chamber, trying to find solace from the memory of his late love Lenore. He is almost asleep when he hears a knock at the door. At first he thinks he is dreaming, and when he finally opens the door, no one is there. As soon as he closes the door, there is a knock on the window — a large, beautiful raven enters and immediately sits itself above the entrance of the room on the bust of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. When he asks the bird its name, the raven replies "Nevermore." The narrator muses about the bird, then turns his thoughts inward to he fact that the bird will probably leave him, just like everyone else — the raven replies "Nevermore." Unable to think about...

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