The Raven


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  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • "I apologize I didn't answer sooner. I was taking a nap"
  • Climax
  • The narrator was sitting by the fire on a December night reading a book and dozing off occasionally when something came tapping at his chamber door.
  • Falling Action
  • As the knocking grew stronger, he started to get worried. The asked for their forgiveness for not answering sooner because he was taking a nap. Once he opened the door real quietly, no one was there. So as he walked back to his bed, he heard a tapping at his window.
  • Resolution
  • Right when he opened the window, a black raven flew in and landed on the bust of Pallas above his chamber door. The narrator asked the birds questions as to if he was sent by god or angles to forget his beloved Lenor or if he would ever see her again. All the bird would answer with is "Nevermore."
  • Literary Element
  • He scolding the bird begging him to leave but the bird refused. The raven just flew around the room as he chased the bird.
  • Finally he just game up. The bird, now pirched on the bust, sat there ever so still. So he sat there too. He pleaded to he bird as that when the bird left, he would take his soul with him. Yet again the bird answered with "Nevermore."
  • The bust of Pallas that above his door is an example of allusion. Pallas is a greek god that is the god of wisdom.
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