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The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe

This Gothic narrative poem is about a young scholar trying to cope with the loss of his love Lenore. While reading some old lore, he hears a knocking which, he finds out, comes from the window. A raven enters and settles on the bust of Pallas and speaks merely one word: ‘Nevermore’. Upon various questions, also about Lenore, the raven always answers ‘Nevermore’ driving the narrator into madness.

The poem has an interesting style with its internal rhymes and many alliterations leading to a unique musicality. It can also be found on

· · 1845

Critical edition

Poe, Edgar Allan. "The Raven" The Portable Edgar Allan Poe, Penguin Classics, 2006. 108 l., ISBN 9780143039914

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