The Raven

The Raven
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  • In "The Raven", Edgar Allan Poe creates a fearsome mood through figurative language, setting, tone, and imagery.
  • This quote supports the tone of the poem because of the negative connotation of the words used.
  • Poe uses tone in his story to set a bleak and depressing feeling around the poem.
  • "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary."
  • These quotes show how Poe really wants to add a bleak and depressing mood to his poem and is using figurative language to emphasize it to the reader.
  • Poe uses figurative language to add to the solemn feel of his poem.
  • Alliteration- "weak and weary", Personification- "dying ember"
  • The poem has the reader imagine that they are in the dark late at night on a day that has a depressing feel
  • Poe uses the setting of the poem to set a dark feeling for the reader
  • "Once upon a midnight dreary"
  • The poem transports the reader into the story by using descriptive imagery to describe the scenes
  • Poe uses imagery to make the reader feel as if they were experiencing his exact emotions
  • "tapping at my chamber door" "and the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain"
  • Overall, the tone, figurative language, setting, and imagery contribute to the poem by creating a dark and scary mood to allow the reader to experience Poe's feelings 
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