One Peculiar Bird
Unfortunately, 42% of writers in the world are either depressed or suicidal. Many poets and writers that have astonishing novels and poems die from the reasons above. In Edgar Allen Poe’s case, he did not die from a symptom above, but not very surprisingly was both depressed and suicidal. In most of his poems, usually a main character dies, is tortured, or is sent to prison. In the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, the poet uses figurative language and musical devices to share his unfortunate feelings about his murdered love.
The poet uses figurative language including personification, similes, and imagery. For example, he writes, “And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.” ( ) This is an example of personification because embers do not die. The personification helps describe a picture in your head about the fire and the weather being cold. In addition, he writes, “On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.” ( ) This is an example of a simile because it uses as to describe two unrelated things. The simile helps describe that the girl’s hopes and dreams have never come true and her love will leave her the same way. Poe also writes, “. . . , still is sitting on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my character door.” ( ) This is an example of a simile because it describes a paoling distees In “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, one sees the internal torment of a man in mourning for the lost love of a maiden, named Lenore that has died. The narrator expresses a sea of emotions over the vision of a raven haunting and taunting him.
As the man sits in his chamber he only seems to notice the negativity of his surroundings in a depressive state of mind over his lost. “..A midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary”. He was, as many people seem to be when they are depressed, in a lethargic and calm state nearly sleeping. He then was disturb by a tapping noise and slowly grew from...