Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

The Raven - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
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Comments about The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (11/9/2017 3:11:00 AM)

    Life my friend and yes he sees it
    as an ever present prancer
    on the heart yet gives no answer
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  • Valentin Savin (10/15/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    I love the poem and I translated it into the Russian language. (Report) Reply

  • Rishabh Mishra (9/29/2017 8:18:00 AM)

    The best darkest poet of the time.Love his writings, such a mysterious person and hath struggled throughout.
    Very much disturbed when I learnt about his life and works, but yet inspiring.
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  • (6/18/2017 11:44:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe: the greatest american writer of all times. A genius, like Baudelaire, Hugo or Tcheckhov. (Report) Reply

  • (5/14/2017 2:41:00 PM)

    I can feel the dolor of the poet in his poem, the raven being dark is a representation of the dark and moody atmosphere of the poem. The raven reminds him of his most grievous memories. Great poem (Report) Reply

    Joe Baines Joe Baines (5/26/2017 5:55:00 AM)

    jump off a cliff

  • (4/6/2017 4:25:00 PM)

    can anyone give me the exact explannation of this poem lpease (Report) Reply

    Aaron Wells (9/4/2017 4:09:00 PM)

    The Raven is a representation of darkness/depression/grief, the narrator lost his love (Lenore): ergo he is grief stricken, depressed, etc... The Raven is a physical manifestation of those feelings.

    Joe Baines Joe Baines (5/26/2017 5:55:00 AM)


  • (4/3/2017 4:27:00 AM)

    word perfectly crafted. (Report) Reply

  • John Zwerenz (10/11/2016 11:17:00 AM)

    Genius, Poetry And Madness
    Perhaps my favorite companion in the ethereal world of poetry, Edgar Allan Poe in his masterpiece The Raven illustrates in verse what it is to go mad. And Poe knew madness, true madness as well as genius. The poem is an excellent example of how madness begins and progresses to the point of a profound and deadly psychosis. The bird in the poem merely repeats the word nevermore much as a parrot speaks nonsense. Albeit the word is nonsense, it is repeated. The madness of the poem's narrator begins when he starts to attach meaning to the bird's meaningless repetition. He begins asking the raven questions concerning his lost, assumed dead lover. His mind constructs a web of imaginative narratives that become more and more complex and neurotic until he is convinced this insipid bird possesses knowledge of these very personal, baleful, dark but important matters. The climax of the narrator's insanity ends with him lying prostrate on the floor in a state of despair which shall nevermore be broken by time or eternity. Such is the course of much of the psychotic progression of a manic depressive psychotic episode, whether the sufferer is depressed or in a mixed state. Mr. Poe and I have walked down the same path. And many more times than he nor myself would like to think of.
    John Lars Zwerenz
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    True words (11/19/2017 2:11:00 PM)

    Your words are a great comfort to me knowing that other people have a relation with this poem like I do. To me it is an autobiography.

  • (9/11/2016 10:21:00 PM)

    Holy diversionary tactics Batman.' 'The perils of prophecy, my friend.' (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2016 11:10:00 AM)

    I Love this works. Truely a favorite! (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/11/2016 3:35:00 AM)

    Brilliant wordsmanship creating dark ghostly imagery...... (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (9/11/2016 2:10:00 AM)

    Raven in the night knocking the door and coming through the window into the room and replying for all questions with the word - Nevermore is indeed an omen! What an elaborate narration of fear in the night loneliness by Edgar Allan Poe is wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/11/2016 12:28:00 AM)

    From the Nightly shore! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (8/22/2016 2:45:00 AM)

    The clarity of thoughts parlanced exquisitely: under the theme #SOLITUDE.....I love it! (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (8/22/2016 2:41:00 AM)

    The clarity of thoughts parlanced exquisitely: under the theme # SOLITUDE....I love it! (Report) Reply

  • Muzaffer Akin (8/10/2016 4:59:00 PM)

    perfect poem....my favourite. (Report) Reply

  • Fathima Usman (7/21/2016 8:33:00 AM)

    My favourite! The internal rhyme is so cool! Inspiring...and eerie (Report) Reply

  • Nikki Pressley (5/16/2016 10:02:00 AM)

    my favorite poem i love this poem it awesome (Report) Reply

  • (4/27/2016 5:35:00 PM)

    So dark and sleek like the Raven above my chamber door. Love lost (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2016 6:50:00 AM)

    This poem has brought me so much inspiration. Love it! (Report) Reply

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