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Unformatted text preview: has its own meaning The refrain is nevermore Now he has to come up with a plausible reason for the use of nevermore The first bird he comes up with is a parrot but melancholy and nevermore didn't fit in So he picked the raven because it has an ill omen He had to pick a melancholy topic-picked death death allies itself with beauty death affects the grieving lover first He had to combine the idea of a lover with a raven saying nevermore The lover would have to ask the raven questions so the raven would have to say nevermore Questions started out regular ordinary questions, and ended with will you be able to bring Lenore back to me The demonic character of the bird makes him think that he could do this First Line Is climax of the poem, so then he could graduate his intensity and develop his meter He now had to incorporate the lover and the raven Put the man in the chamber and the bird tapping at the window...
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Cramer during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.
- Spring '08