Hi, need to submit a 500 words essay on the topic POEM The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe.
First of all, one can easily identify that the poet’s decision to provide importance to imagery helps the readers to ponder upon the inner meaning and depth of the poem. For instance, the narrator’s remembrance on his lover is symbolic of the usage of visual imagery in the work. The lady love (Lenore), is portrayed as ‘radiant’, symbolic of light. This helps the readers to realize that the lady love is no more and the narrator is in grief. On the other side, the raven is portrayed as the embodiment of darkness or the supernatural world. Besides, the raven’s sound irritates the narrator and the same is symbolic of auditory imagery in the literary work. Susan Amper opines on the image of raven in the poem as, “It appears at first comical, even preposterous, and then seems to grow more demonic as the poem progresses” (216). So, one can see that the poet divides the characters and their assigned imagery to different blocs and helps the readers to perceive the poem from a different angle of view.