"The Raven"


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  • Exposition
  • It is only a visitor tapping at my door.
  • Rising Action
  • You are forgiven, I was merely napping.
  • Climax
  • The narrator was quietly sitting in his chamber reading of from a book call "Forgotten Lore." As he sat he thought about his lost love, Lenore. All of a sudden he heard a tapping at the door to his chamber, but it did not phase him; he merely assumed it was just a visitor.
  • Falling Action
  • Nevermore
  • The narrator began to speak unto the, what thought to be, a visitor. He told of how he was napping, and wasn't upset with the visitor for disturbing him. As soon as the door was opened by the man, he saw nothing but darkness staring back at him.
  • Resolution
  • The man became infuriated with the young raven as it sat above the door. The man wondered why the raven had been sent. He asked if the raven was sent by God to help him forget about Lenore, but the only response that he received from the bird was "Nevermore."
  • Allusion
  • The man was tired of the bird giving him an answer with no meaning. He asked the bird to leave in peace. He reminded the bird not to leave anything behind that would continue his wondering sorrow. The bird responded once again, "Nevermore."
  • The raven did not move a muscle, It sat quietly watching the man. The man thought that the raven's eyes were like a demon who was dreaming. The man felt as if his soul was with the raven now. His soul would be with the raven leave with raven and return "Nevermore."
  • "Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!" Plutonian means "underworld," and the narrator said that as if the bird was from a haunting place.
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