Poe is half asleep reading a book in his chamber door when he hears some creepy sounds. and decides to check them out.
When he went to go check the front door, thinking it was Lenore he discovered that the sound is not coming from there. so he go's to check his window and a raven came flying through it, landing on Poe's bust of pallas apon his chamber door.
Poe asks the raven many questions about Lenore and other things but each time the raven replied with "nevermore". So Poe started to get angry at the raven because he wasn't giving Poe the answers he desired. he yelled at the raven and demanded it to leave the bust above his chamber door. The raven never moved. He just stayed there taunting Poe.