Poetry Analysis For The Raven

Jessica Altenhofen

Theme

The theme in The Raven is madness

Imagery

- Lenore

-The raven

-Nepenthe

Sound Devices

- The repetition or the word “nevermore”

-When poe says someones "taping" and "rapping"

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Figurative Language

- “Tis some visitor, I muttered, tapping at my chamber door..."

- "Is there balm in Gilead?"

- “And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain”