The Raven

The Raven

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  • Exposition The story took place on a gloomy night in December, in the narrator's chamber. He was nearly asleep when he heard a tapping at the door.
  • The raven
  • "'Tis some visitor... tapping at my chamber door...'"
  • Lenore
  • The narrator
  • "...rapping, rapping..."
  • Rising Action A raven was at the door. The narrator asked it for its name, which replied, "Nevermore."
  • Rising Action
  • "'Nevermore'"
  • "'Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'"
  • Rising Action The narrator was confused by the answer. He tried to guess what nevermore meant.
  • Rising Action Rising Action
  • "I betook myself to linking... what this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore/ Meant in croaking 'Nevermore.'"
  • "This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing.."
  • Rising Action Then, he thought that the raven was sent from heaven and asked for a potion to forget his dead love, Lenore.
  • Rising Action Rising Action Rising Action
  • "'Wretch,' I cried, 'thy God hath lent thee- by these angels he has sent thee...'"
  • "'Respite- respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!'"
  • Climax
  • Climax The narrator asked over and over if Lenore and him would be together again in Heaven, but the raven answered no. He yelled at it to be gone, but it refused.
  • Rising Action Rising Action
  • "'Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!'"
  • "'...within the distant Aidenn,/ It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore...'"
  • Climax
  • Exposition The story took place on a gloomy night in December, in the narrator's chamber. He was nearly asleep when he heard a tapping at the door. Resolution The raven is still sitting on the bust in the narrator's room. He will never reunite with Lenore and will go to Hell, full of misery.
  • Resolution
  • Rising Action Rising Action Rising Action
  • The raven
  • "And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor/ Shall be lifted- nevermore!"
  • Lenore
  • The narrator
  • "...the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting/ On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door."
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