Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Raven

Category:     Gothic     

Author:     Edgar Allan Poe

Summary:  “The Raven” is a ballad of eighteen six-line. The ballad is a nightmarish narrative of a young man who, bereaved by the death of the woman he loved, compulsively constructs self-destructive meaning around a raven’s repetition of the word “Nevermore,” until he finally despairs of being reunited with his beloved Lenore in another world.

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