Literary Analysis of the Raven

“The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe

“Quoth the Raven ‘nevermore’” (Raven: 48). In “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe. The speaker is continually losing his mind as he morns the death of his lover, Lenore. Poe was able to maintain a melancholy feeling throughout his poem using the refrain “nevermore” and following some very strict, self-set, rules. Every stanza in the poem uses the same rhyme scheme, ABCBBB. He used many literary devices including alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia. His rhythm is also very structured and unwavering.

The rhyme scheme used by Poe in his poem “The Raven” is described as ABCBBB. Every stanza in “The Raven” follows this rhyme scheme to create a very structured poem. Poe also uses internal rhyme where two words in the third rhyme will rhyme with each other and with another word in the fourth line. In the second stanza the word morrow in line three rhymes with the word borrow also in line three and sorrow in line four. Poe also uses repetition to not only conform to his rhyme scheme, but to emphasize the word as well. “’Wretch,’ I cried, ‘thy God hath lent thee – by these angels he hath sent thee” (Raven: 81) is an example of Poe using repetition to rhyme. Poe used trochaic octameter for his poem. Poe used many other devices in his poem such as alliteration and consonance. “Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;” (Raven: 26) is an example of alliteration and consonance. Poe used alliteration to increase the effect of the line. “The silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain” (Raven: 13) is an example of an onomatopoeia used by Poe in his poem.

The tone of “The Raven” is morbid and depressing. Poe used a man who had lost his lost Lenore to deepen the melancholy feeling, because losing a loved one is the grimmest subjects there is. Poe had a raven, an already grim animal, to repeat the word “nevermore” whenever the narrator would speak to it. One other way Poe increased the melancholy effect is the torture of the narrator. The answer the narrator received each time was already predetermined and both the reader and the narrator knew what the reply was going to be; therefore, continuously torturing the narrator.

Poe also used many similes, metaphors, and examples of personification. “Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore’” (Raven: 48) is an example of personification found in Poe’s poem “The Raven”. Since birds cannot really talk, the raven was given a human characteristic of speech. “And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,” is an example of a metaphor used in “The Raven” by Poe to compare the raven’s eyes to a demon’s; therefore, comparing the raven to a demon. “That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.” (Raven: 56) is an example of a simile that Poe used to compare the raven’s reply to the narrators state of grief.

Poe used many devices to produce the melancholy feeling found in his poem “The Raven” including alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia. The tone of the poem was created using depressing symbols, topics, and themes. Poe followed a very strict rhyme scheme throughout the entire poem. After looking through the poem and carefully examining how much work was put into it to make it so strict, we can conclude that the poem was carefully though through and produced by a literary genius to have pieced it all together so perfectly.

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  1. me
    Posted October 11, 2007 at 12:40 am

    this is a great website….yeah!! thanks…but it would be really cool if you named one more metaphor in the example above..thanks

    me

  2. Yaddamean
    Posted October 23, 2007 at 8:07 pm

    Great resource! Made my work so much easier. Everything was here and easy to identify. Thanks!

  3. your mom
    Posted October 24, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    needs more examples for each 1

  4. your mom
    Posted October 24, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    needs more examples for each 1

  5. me
    Posted October 27, 2007 at 8:42 am

    you need to include that the the repetitiveness was for purpose of showing how miserable he was and that the raven was only telling him there was no hope.

  6. English student
    Posted November 23, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Good examples of literary devices, but use of the name, “Poe,” was very overused.

  7. Your Dad
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    good job, but you chould list all of the symbols, metaphores, rhyme and stuff.

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  9. Rico
    Posted January 15, 2008 at 4:00 am

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to add that “And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,” is a simile marked by the word “seeming”. The Raven’s eyes seem like the eyes of a demon. A metaphor would be “his eyes are that of a demon”.

  10. mark
    Posted February 19, 2008 at 9:39 pm

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  11. davis
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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  12. i am not telling you
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

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  13. heather
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    its an all right poem but im not a big poem fan i just had to do this for class

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  16. some guy
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    who killed his lover lol

  17. Christina
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    This poem is VERY confusing to me. it took me two times to understand it. why am i reading this?? well my teacher is asking us to reseach this poem and try to understand it. i personally think this poem is strange yet sad, and a little bit emo. i mean what kind of guy talks to ravens and wishes he was a women.
    and how it is during the black plague.. that is very emo. i learned about the black plague and i was a horrible and sad desiese. Well that is what i think of this poem by Edgar Allen Poe.

  18. Heyy
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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  21. i fart alot
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm

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  22. lizz
    Posted March 11, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    o.k. this poem like really confuzes me but im sure ur reading the analysis’ because ur confuzed 2 so dont judge me. so heres wat i think this poem is a little bit emo im only reading it cause my teacher made me and i think poes depressed because his beloved wife is dyin someone knocks on his door and a raven flies in and he starts talking 2 this raven hello hes obviousky some kind of nutjob then he wishes hes a frekin women i repeat NUTJOB neway yea it kinda depresses me!!!

  23. tatoutheangel
    Posted March 13, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    hi thank you very much, what you wrote about The Raven was useful, however i disagree with you about the rhyme scheme amongst the 18, there are 2 stanzas that could not be described as ABCBBB because stanzas 12 and 13 are different : ABABBB. and the first word But shows that there is a change.

  24. anonimous
    Posted April 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    First of all, many of you who are commenting this are completely misunderstanding the poem. To the person who said he wishes he was a woman: where the hell did you get that? He is sad that his lover is passed on, and while trying to forget about her, a Raven visits him. And no, the bird does not turn into a demon; it’s eyes resemble the evil of a demon’s eyes.

    Secondly, according to Poe himself (in his Philosophy of Composition) it is IMPERATIVE that you understand that the man KNEW the answers before the bird even said them. He was torturing himself intentionally (this is where emo comes in I guess). Notice that he says, “‘Doubtless,’ said I, ‘what it utters is its only stock and store.’” Directly following this it reveals that the bird’s master had disaster following him everywhere, until his dirges (sad hymns) were consumed with “Never-nevermore”. In short, the bird was taught the word nevermore because he had a very depressed owner.

    Some other notes: the narrator is a scholar (according to Poe), thus not being a “nutjob”; he is just insane in the loss of love. He uses many allusions (references to historical pieces of writing), such as nepenthe(ancient drug to induce loss of memory) and balm in Gilead(again, an ancient medicine). When he is saying “Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!” he is wishing he could forget Lenore, but the bird tells him he won’t (nevermore). The next stanza has the narrator inquiring the Raven as to whether there is balm in Gilead (i.e. is there a remedy for his grief), to which the bird again replies no. Finally, the narrator demands him to leave when it tells him the Angels didn’t take his lover to Aidenn (Heaven or Paradise); however, the bird still sits on the bust of Pallas (Greek goddess of Wisdom), and the narrator’s soul is bound to the Raven forever.

    I hope this helps those who have a paper to write.

  25. person
    Posted April 15, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    you should write more examples of poetic devises and you should write which line the poetic device was used!! and i still dont know the theme:) but it is a good and helpful site
    oh and the funniest thing is that a person in my english class thought that lenor was the speakers mom!!!

  26. Kelsey
    Posted April 27, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Actually, ravens CAN talk. Like parrots… kinda.

  27. mook
    Posted July 7, 2008 at 9:21 am

    thank you soooooo much :) now i understand things a lot better and special thanks to anonimous as well. I now understand this poem better :D

    still, there’s one thing i still dont get…

    the persona wishes he was a woman??? seriously, where the hell did u get that??? seriously,WHERE?

  28. helpmeplease
    Posted September 15, 2008 at 11:58 am

    very good job. it helped

  29. hello
    Posted October 2, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    very good thanks

  30. Ptty
    Posted October 18, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you this description help me a lot to really understand The Raven.

  31. Twizi
    Posted October 19, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    wow this is real awesome had 2 do a report on this and this really helped thnx!!!!!

  32. ME
    Posted October 22, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    WHAT DOES EACH STANZA MEAN….?
    HELP I WANT IT LINE BY LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. shanay-nay
    Posted October 27, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    well all i have to say is that i didn’t read the peom and im not going to either. becasue it’s way to hard to read! but i have a TESTTO DO LATER ON IN MY LANGUAGE ARTS CLASS! BUT I DONT KNOW HOW I’M GOING TO DO!

  34. kylie
    Posted October 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    this helped so much, thank you for everything!

  35. lossofwords
    Posted October 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    this helped but i need a website that broke the poem down. stanza by stanza and line by line

  36. tamara
    Posted October 30, 2008 at 3:30 am

    If you actually read the poem and pause after each line, it is not that hard to understand. Use a dictionary to look up the words you don’t know. Poe’s mom died in december so this poem could have some refrence to his mom and his missing her since his wife didn’t pass away for a couple years after he wrote “The Raven”. I love Poe’s work and I think his poems are beautiful.

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    Posted November 6, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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  39. skillz #2
    Posted November 6, 2008 at 2:32 pm

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  40. S
    Posted November 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    You have a typo in the last paragraph, sixth line. “..the poem was carefully thought through…”

  41. a;kasdkfjasddf
    Posted November 16, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for the help……no other website really broke down the repition, figurative language, and other things for me……maybe add some symbol examples…..but amazing other wise….got a speech on this so hope its good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  42. oh snap
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 8:19 am

    not very helpful dammit!!

  43. Ms.DugansKid
    Posted January 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    thanks(:

  44. Raven (Nevermore)
    Posted January 11, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Good job on the metaphors and such, I love Poe’s work , to me he knows how to truly capture true emotion of what a person feels in his work.

  45. saintval123
    Posted January 26, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Every poem means something different to the person interpreting. Read it again from this perspective. It is not grieve, but guilt as well that send him in this downward spiral. What if his greive of loosing her is complicated by him being the one that killed her. out of jealousy, or rage no matter. He is surprised by the knock at the dooor, scared that it may be her,or a ghost. he even calls out her name expecting her in the hall. The phrase is there any balm in gealid could be a question of her in heven. he asks if he is to be rejoined with her in heven and told no( clasped her hand) in the end his soul gets draged down into the shadow which could be construed as the entrance to hell, the way light is the entrence to heven. Read it from that point a veiw and tell me if you see it that way.

  46. rgtfsdxytrfg
    Posted February 1, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    thanks a lot this really helped me since i am in 8th grade with a horrible teacher

  47. Gigi
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    when i read this poem what i took from it was fear of darkness and the mostrosities of the night. And Poe would occasionaly look for the comfort of this mysterious girl named Lenore and just be hoping for the next day to come. Dont get me wrong this really helps but what your telling me doesn’t co-exist with what i took from ( or rather than experienced) from the poem. Other than that thank you for the generosity of deciding to help those who apparently like myself did not understand the meaning of The Raven.

  48. PoetryGirl818
    Posted February 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    i agree with the # 24 he isnt wishing he was a woman he was mourning the loss of his wife. Fearing death and loathing it with all of his heart. When Poe was writing this poem his wife was dying. He is torturing himself and therefore experiencing death in a new form. He was not saying that a demon in the form of a raven was visiting him. The raven simbolized death his eyes were those of a demon because Poe felt he was looking his wifes death and suffering in the eye. Oe is depressed hince forth the raven, another thing how the hell did any of you take from this him trying to imagine himself a woman dying or a woman in nature. Poe was lost in a world filled with darkness and the unforgiving death that so graciouslly took his wife. Read the poem again people and this time try not to be hypocritical!!!!!!!

  49. $$J33NY$$
    Posted February 22, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I liked itit helped me understand the poem more.
    But i wish it went through very stanz….lol oh well

  50. heena
    Posted March 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    wow. it was a really good. it is really to help me.

  51. Harvard English Professor and famous author
    Posted March 11, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    This is the word literary analysis I have come across regarding Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven”. Not only do you mix up the examples for the poetic devices you are trying to demonstrate, but also you twist the definitions of certain devices to comply with your paper. You need to provide ample textual support in order to make an argument, which you also fail to do. Furthermore, learn to cite quotations properly. You should be using standard MLA format. I am puzzled as to what in text format you used seeing as you should use something along the lines of ” (Line 1-5)”. Awful. Better luck next time. I hope you did not hand this in. If you did and passed, your teacher is clearly poorly educated, as you.

  52. Oh Dear
    Posted March 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

    #51 was awfully harsh. I understand your disagreement, but couldn’t you have stated that simply as “A disappointment”. It was also cruel to end it with “Awful”. While that might be your opinion, you certainly didn’t have to insult the author’s intelligence; I’d say you were just as poorly educated in courtesy as the author was on this selection.

    Better luck next time!

  53. Chuckie
    Posted March 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Indeed

  54. A
    Posted March 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    He is crazyYYYYYY, because i have to do a w/s about him and i cant do it because i DONT UNDERSTAND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. chibi
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I REALLY LIKED IT, IT WAS WELL WORDED ORGANIZED AND ITS REASONING WAS LOGICAL BUT IT WOULD HELP IF THERE WERE ACTUALLY EXAMPLES OFT EH SIMILES AND METAPHORS USED.

  56. Mhmmm
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 4:10 am

    thanks for this it really helped me

  57. sakhi
    Posted April 12, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    hi, in my own point of you, i think that the speaker here doesn’t face a real bird, but it is established and built in his imagination, here i think that the speaker was only dreaming no more. i can support my idea by when he can’t make the raven leave, when somebody is dreaming the only thing he can do is to invite what he was dreaming about, but after that he has no power to mak it leave, unless to wake up. and here the raven represents his beloved “lenore”, that she is always in his mind negatively, that means also that he comitted something wrong against her when she was in life. he may wasn’t such a good husband for her, or he was punishing her, or my be he did miss something to do for her when she asked him to do it. so in his poem he tries to comfort himself because it is to heavy to bear it, and he feels regreat to, also anything in his chamber remembers him his lost lenore.
    i hope that my idea can help you,

  58. sakhi
    Posted April 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    thank you i loved it it helped so much person:):)

  59. i hate the raven
    Posted August 25, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Thanks for helping but that is the worst and only poem ive ever read

  60. Thomas
    Posted October 27, 2009 at 11:10 am

    if you cite within the text, you don’t need to mention again and again that the line is from “The Raven.”

    for example:

    “Quoth the Raven ‘Nevermore’” (Raven: 48) is an example of personification found in Poe’s poem “The Raven.”

    End the sentence after personification.

    That should come from the redundancy department of redundancy, as we journalists say. But besides a few spelling mistakes and sentence structure problems, this is a useful source. Brief, but useful.

  61. a mexican
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:30 am

    you all suck

  62. a mexican
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:30 am

    i hate this poem so much

  63. ellai james
    Posted November 24, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    thanks, this was really useful!
    but ravens CAN talk:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdRvNu3lNo&feature=related
    :)

  64. Posted December 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    this is one of the most famous poems of all histoy.

  65. toootie
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    this is so cool im in school ha

  66. tootieAkak your one and only
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Um lisa i posted my comment like this omg i cant belive i have to do this thing on the raven for this class but um yea .. hi lisa ur cool i love you

  67. Friend
    Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Hey i like your poem its sweet… but you must of had a hard life when you were a little kid…

  68. Anna's Friend
    Posted January 27, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Great thanks!!

  69. Pillz here
    Posted February 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    This analysis is great and helpful,quite easy to understand based on how you have posted it.Thank you very kindly,this made my English homework easier to work on instead of having myself read the poem over and over again.Makes you sometimes hate old English. :/
    Thank you again, in advance.

  70. yelena
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 3:51 am

    what is imagery how is that used i the story

  71. Brittany
    Posted April 13, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I think this is a great website, better then having to re read it to do my questions for school! Thanksss (:

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    Posted May 6, 2010 at 11:43 am

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  74. ???
    Posted May 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    can anyone explain the ending?? why couldnt he get up anymore?????

  75. Girgirl2012
    Posted October 25, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    OMG this helps me a whole lot more with my research paper for the poem. Wish I found out about this when I had to do emily dikenson’s “A Bird Came Down the Walk”

  76. Posted November 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    great poem kuz i hated poetry until i finally got it when i wrote alot abt stuff nd ppl said it waz a poem

  77. dick
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    bitch wowos it was orrible why did but oh well this hlped me alot

  78. dick
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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  79. Mrs. D.
    Posted December 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    As a college English instructor, I enjoyed your comments; however, I do have some suggestions and elaboration. To answer the question about the ending, the repetition of the word “nevermore” throughout the poem creates a methodical, melancholy, taunting response from the raven (a symbol of death) to the narrator’s question, “Will Lenore’s (aka his wife Virginia) soul be lifted after she dies?” The answer the raven gives is a resounding, “No! She’s suffering now in life and will suffer everlasting turmoil in death!” The repetition of “nevermore” leads to the growing insanity and wretchedness of the narrator who knows his wife will NEVER escape her pain, even after she dies!

    While Edgar Allan Poe was writing this poem, in the next room his wife was literally dying of consumption (tuberculosis) a very bloody, hellacious vomit being hacked up continually.

    On another note, the spelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s middle name uses only “a” as the vowel not “e”. He adopted this name because Francis Allan took him in after his mother died from tuberculosis. This was a question on the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire!

  80. yale professor and news commentator
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 4:17 am

    One point that i felt that was in error. Ravens are excellent sound mimics. They can actually mimic words and sounds that humans make. So when the subject of the poem says, “nevermore”, a real raven (especially a pet one) is capable of emulating the sound to effectually say nevermore. Like a parrot.

    @harvard professor and author: why not identify yourself on the blog you decide to harangue, or are you just a troll.

  81. Posted January 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    yea forreal i dont understand why some of you thought the narrator wanted to be a woman?? it never says anything close to that in the poem, and it’s really not that hard to understand if you just think about it. He simply was grieving over the loss of his love lenore and the raven came to remind him that his soul will never be with lenore’s soul again. If anyone needs help email me and i got chu!
    evan_eo_1993@hotmail.com ,, my honors english class has been working on a research paper over Poe for 2 months now so im well aquainted with this poem lol.
    –evan

  82. Billy
    Posted March 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    You misspelled “mourns” in the third sentence… hmmm

  83. Ethan King
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:21 am

    The Raven is packed with metaphors, allusions, and other literary devices that make it hard to see the poet’s intent at first glance. The feeling of the poem is dark, heavy, brooding, almost menacing, and this can distract you from everything else that’s going on; you could easily miss the various themes in the poem such as love, madness, nature vs. man, supernatural etc. However, focusing on the technique and methodology of the poem can detract from the sheer pleasure of reading it and letting it sweep you away. While your post is great in the way it unpacks and discusses all the different components of the poem, I think using a guide like Shmoop would help you in that it would simplify the matter for you, leaving you to simply enjoy the rhythm, the lyricism, the pulse and the feeling of the poem, which are just as important.

  84. dick
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    bullshit

  85. Someone
    Posted May 20, 2012 at 8:55 am

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  86. LHEANNE CALANDAY
    Posted August 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    PLSSSSSSS tell us what is the rave poem wants to tell !!!! urgent

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