TPCASTT The Raven - TPCASTT Title Paraphrase Connotation Attitude/Tone Shift Title Theme
T - Title
P - Paraphrase
C - Connotation
A - Attitude / Tone
S - Shift
Will I ever see Lenore again?
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T - Theme
The title will be about a black bird and the bad luck it will bring.
A man loses someone he loved, named Lenore. He is devastated. One night, in December, while sitting in his room, he hears a knock. A raven visits him. It makes him angry when it tells him that he'll never see Lenore again.
The man is severely depressed, and is caught in his grief.
Poe uses words like 'chamber', 'ponder', 'weary', 'bleak', 'ghosts', and 'embers' to make the dead come alive. These words are depressing and melancholy.
A shift occurs when the speaker asks the raven if he will ever see Leonore again. This shows his anger with the bird, whom he kicks out.
After reading the poem, my title was partially correct. The poem was about a raven, but he represented sorrow and death.
One interpretation of the theme: even though death is painful and sad, one must not dwell on it, or it will consume.