This study guide will help you analyze the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will focus on the summary, composition, characters and speaker, language and style, rhythm and rhyme, imagery and metaphors, and themes.
Presentation of the poem
Title: “The Raven”
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Date of Publication: 1845
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) was an American writer. He is famous for his stories that deal with mystery and suspense (belonging to the Gothic genre), as well as for his poetry. The poem “The Raven” was published in 1845, during Poe’s lifetime, and brought him fame and popularity.
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