The Raven


Edgar Allan Poe

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The narrator

Poe’s unnamed narrator is a scholar who is mourning the death of his beloved, Lenore. He is alone in his house on a cold December midnight, trying to distract himself from his thoughts of… (read full character analysis)


Critics consider Lenore, the narrator’s lost love, to be a representation of Poe’s own deceased wife Virginia. While Lenore never actually appears in the poem and nothing is revealed about her other than her status… (read full character analysis)

The Raven

The Raven is a bird that enters the narrator’s house, while the narrator is grieving over his lost love in the middle of the night, and lands upon the narrator’s bust of Pallas. To… (read full character analysis)