He thinks the Raven was having a conversation with him in a calm way, while sitting on the bust above the chamber door. The raven only kept repeating one word ,"nevermore." They were not talking anymore just staring he was startled by the broken silence. The raven just kept staring into his smile.
He had laid his head against the velvet cushion. Then the air grew denser then came the sent of perfume. The memories of the late Lenore were coming back. Then he started talking to the bird again and it's only reply was,"nevermore."
He kept talking to the raven about leaving his loneliness unbroken. He was scared and told the raven to leave. The raven stayed above the bust on top of his chamber door with only the reply,"nevermore."