The Raven

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  • The mood in the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe is Depressing. In the Raven, Edgar Allan Poe creates a depressing mood by his choice of words and other figurative language
  • One evidence from the poem that suggests that the mood is depressing is by the repetition of the phrase nevermore by the raven.
  • Repition
  • Nevermore
  • "Once upon a midnight dreary," used in the beginning of the story gives the ready a sense of depression by using the word dreary. Explaining the setting with midnight also gives it a depressing and melancholy effect.
  • Word Choise
  • This quote from the speaker shows how the speaker feels inside and how the words weak and weary make him feel depressed like the end is near.
  • The Speaker
  • While I pondered weak and weary.
  • The Imagery helps to support the mood because it gives the ready in image in their mind of slow rustling curtains which is depressing. Also, the color purple is often refereed to as a color associated with being sad.
  • "And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain."
  • Imagery
  • This example of personification gives the raven a trait of a demon through its eyes. This personification gives the reader a depressing and a sort of scary sense to the poem.
  • "And his eyes have all the seeming of demon's that is dreaming"
  • Personification
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