The Raven Poem

The Raven Poem - Joe Wilmot TAI 170 7-1-2010 THE RAVEN The...

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Joe Wilmot TAI 170 7-1-2010 “THE RAVEN” The poem “The Raven” written by Edgar Allen Poe can be look at from all different perspectives as any poem can. After reading this poem aloud with several different emotions, I have found the best possible way for me to present “The Raven.” This is truly a mysterious poem with lots of meaning behind words, but this poem also tells a story about mans encounter with a raven. The persona is defiantly a male. It describes the place he is in as a chamber and him being alone. I would be hesitant to think that a woman would surround herself like this. It has a dark and scary tone to it and the character is not scared to answer the knocking at the door that he hears. I am not beating up on women’s bravery here, but typically males would have an easier time answering the door in this type of setting. Persona age is old, I can tell from a single line from the poem, “while I pondered, weak and weary,” and the line “while I nodded nearly napping.” Old people are weak and like to take naps, so it fits perfectly. The characters attitude is
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