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Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven

            Biographical Strategy of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven".
             In Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven" he is obviously speaking of the lost love in his own life, .
             Virginia. The poem is basically about the loss of a beautiful woman named Lenore, who he .
             loves very much. "From my books surcease of sorrow-sorrow for the lost Lenore-.
             For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-" (Poe 377).
             Here, Poe creates an image of Lenore for the reader, portraying her rare and radiant beauty. .
             Lenore, in reality, being his own beautiful wife Virginia. Virginia had contracted .
             tuberculosis and died a few years after their marriage. Poe was devasted because of this loss, .
             he resorted to drinking, drugs, and writing to rid his pain and misery. This poem proves to be an outlet of .
             the deep sorrow he felt when Virginia passed away. . He wanted to know if he would ever be .
             reunited with his love whom passed away. A raven that comes along tells him that he will never see his love .
             Lenore again. His feelings that he describes in this poem reveal his true unconditional.
             love for Virginia. He states that he is trying to get his mind off the situation by reading .
             old books of "forgotten lore" (Poe 377) But, he truly will never be over the loss of his .
             beloved wife. It displays a very sad and alone tone, which exactly describes Poe's feelings at the.
             time because of his severe loss.

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