The poem takes place in the speakers, "chamber." The speaker who is never named and a raven are the only characters.
The speaker has a lot of grief over his lost love named Lenore.
leave! please leave!!
He hears a knocking at his chamber door and gets up to see what is there but when he opens the door all that is there is darkness. Then a raven flies in through the window. The speaker starts asking the raven questions but all the raven says is "nevermore".
While asking the raven questions the speaker asks if he will ever see Lenore again and the raven says "nevermore".
The speaker gets mad at the raven for saying that and tells him contineusly to leave.
The raven refuses to leave. The speaker realizes that he will never see Lenore again, and will continue go grieve forever.