Once upon a Time, there was man who was half asleep and was very depressed. He was startled by a noise and got up to see what it was.
He walked over to the door thinking it was his lost love Lenore. But when he opened the door there was nothing there and there was still a noise.
He found that the noise was coming from the window. He saw that there was a raven sitting. He opened the window and then it flew in.
Now he keeps asking the bird if would ever see he very much loved Lenore ever again. But, the bird keeps replying with nevermore. The man is starting to get angry that the bird will not give him more reason.
At this point the man is very angry with the bird when the raven reply's with "nevermore" once again. So he starts yelling and the bird telling it to never return.
When the man tells the raven to never return he turns into a statue and cast a long shadow over the man. The man then realizes that he will be forever trapped in the shadows of darkness