The Raven Plot Diagram Narrative Arc

The Raven Plot Diagram Narrative Arc
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

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"The Raven" is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous works. The poem takes place just after midnight on a December evening. A depressed man is sitting in his library, drifting in and out of sleep as he reminisces about Lenore, his dead lover. Suddenly, he hears a knock, but sees nothing on opening his door. Startled, he convinces himself it was only the wind against the window. He goes to the window to let in fresh air, and a raven swoops in, who perches above the door.

The Raven

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The Raven Plot Diagram | The Raven Summary

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  • The Raven begins at midnight on a bleak December night, as a man dozes in his chair.
  • The man is distraught over the loss of his loved one, Lenore.
  • Suddenly, he hears a knocking, tapping, rapping at his chamber door. He discovers it is a raven.
  • After a lengthy conversation with the bird, the speaker asks if he will ever see Lenore again. The Raven replies: "Nevermore."
  • Angry with the bird's answer, the speaker kicks him out!
  • The sorrow and sadness that comes with the loss of a loved one can never be undone.
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