the Raven

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Edgar Allen Poe's poem, "The Raven,  is a classic poem. It has an iambic tetrameter rhythm with six lines per stanza. The rhyming scheme is an abcbb (b) pattern. This makes the poem very choppy and rhythmic, but gives it a sense of suspense and terror.

One December evening, a man is attempting to find some consolation from the remembrance of his lost love by reading. He began to fall asleep, but his nap was interrupted by a knock at his door. The narrator first believed the knock to be a dream, but he finally decided to open the door, only to be greeted by darkness. A rush of fear came over him, and he can only say the word "Lenore  (the name of his lost loved one) as he looked into the darkness.

Immediately after he closed the door, another knoc

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