In “The Raven,” Edgar Allan Poe creates an ominous, suspenseful mood through his choice of speaker, figurative language type, the setting, imagery, and tone.
The speaker creates an ominous spooky mood because he is an old man who is griefing which is sad. Since poe was unaware, he did not know what was going on around him. So he wasn't fully aware of what was going on giving a more ominous suspenseful mood. Evidence from the story is “While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,” this shows how wasn't fully awake and was unaware to create an ominous mood.
Poe uses figurative language to create an ominous mood by using a symbol the raven. The raven represented Lenore and that she was dead, and never coming back which created a scary mood. He also uses repetition to create suspenseful ominous mood by the raven says nevermore after every stanza which made you wonder what was going to happen. Poe also uses a simile in his poem to create a scary mood. The simile is “That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.” which is describing his soul being poured out which is suspenseful and ominous.