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1 The Raven Argumentative Essay The famous poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, which was published in 1845, is about a man saddened by the loss of his love “Lenore.” The poem expresses great sadness, gives a very eerie feeling, and seems dark and depressing. I believe the poem “The Raven” appears to be imaginary because of a few key things he states in the poem. The poet mentions the Raven came to him as he fell asleep; this insinuates that the Raven came to him in his dreams. The poet is also extremely depressed; this gives me a reason to think that he can hallucinate and imagine the Raven due to his extreme sadness. Lastly, the poet mentions, “ an echo murmured back the word Lenore. The poem appears to be a dream because the poet mentions that Raven came to him when he fell asleep. The poet says,” while nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping.” He could have already fallen asleep and began dreaming of the bird tapping on his window. “Once

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