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FREE EPUB ↠ MOBI The Raven î È EDGAR ALLAN POE Î ❮Download❯ ➻ The Raven Author Edgar Allan Poe – In Gustave Doré one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect Is also included Admirers of Doré will find ample evidence here of his characteristic ability to capture the mood and meaning of a work of literature in striking imagery; lovers of The Raven will delight in seeing its mournful musing on love and loss given dramatic pictorial for First you must read the introductory stanza from Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem The Raven And then I'll provide a short reviewOnce upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary Over many a uaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping As of someone gently rapping rapping at my chamber door “’Tis some visitor” I muttered “tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing ” And this is what will happen to you once you read it Yeah I probably should have told you that part first huh? But that's the thing about Mr Poe He enjoyed the fact that his writing drove him crazy And all of us That tapping non stop reminds you of his other work The Tell Tale HeartThis raven and its real or imaginary appearance is such a powerful image And here's the thing about this poem you need to have a professional read this poem aloud perhaps with a little music in the background Just a little bit as the words in the poem the rhymes the images it's ghastly And if the speaker is as brilliant as Poe she will alter their voice as each line erupts enticing the rhythm and the beat And when it happens the fear will surround you The words will penetrate you as your eyes ears lay still absorbing the melody and the lyricsIt may sound funny but find a recording of it Listen to it in a semi dark room And just let the poem attack your mind and body I believe it's what inspired the boat ride in the Willy Wonka movie only much darker You will love it About Me For those new to me or my reviews here's the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you'll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping bypolldaddy poll9729544polldaddy poll9719251

Edgar Allan Poe ↠ The Raven EPUB

Bleak despair of Poe's celebrated work among the most popular American poems ever writtenThis volume reprints all 26 of Doré's detailed masterly engravings from a rare 19th century edition of the poem Relevant lines from the poem are printed on facing pages and the complete text Beautiful classic proseReread as part of going through his complete works This one will always be one of my favorites

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The RavenIn Gustave Doré one of the most prolific and successful book illustrators of the late 19h century Edgar Allan Poe's renowned poem The Raven found perhaps its most perfect artistic interpreter Doré's dreamlike otherworldly style tinged with melancholy seems ideally matched to the Shall we descend into madness? Shall we be haunted by our own desires? Shall we be consumed by that terrible facet of life known only as death? Shall we cling to what cannot be reanimated? Shall we wish for a return of something that has long been in darkness? Shall we become obliterated by the brutal finality of such a statement as “never?” Lenore has gone She has departed from this life and is permanently out of the reach of the man The raven represents the solidarity of this Despite how much he longs for the impossible despite how much he hopes for something that could never occur he still has that inclination that the fantastical could happen he has to believe that she could come back And the raven represents the voice of reason the voice of actuality And it kills him It is pain despair melancholy and a spiritual death all rolled into one haunting feathery package He rebels against this voice of rationality He knows the voice speaks the truth but he cannot simply accept it He has lost something vital; he has lost part of himself that will never grace his presence again And he clings to hope a false hope such as it is The raven smashes this to oblivion; it destroys any last semblance of the miraculous occurring It makes the man realise that this is life not some whimsical world where nothing bad ever happens People die People we love die Nothing can change that Lenore will never walk through his chamber door again and the reality drives him into madness It shatters his life ”And the Raven never flitting still is sitting still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming And the lamp light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted never” His soul will never lift any; hope shall never be lifted any By the end of the poem he has full realised the reality of the situation The raven the dark bird of harsh truth the harbinger of the words he simply doesn’t want to hear has become demonised It has become the very object he did not want to face; he created a sense of longing to protect himself from the emotional loss of Lenore and this bubble of falsehood has been burst Reality sets in and it is a fate worse than death It is one of persecution and mental chaos as the bird is simply unable to supply the man with all his answers He is driven mad by the unknown The man in the poem has lost “Lenore” But what is this Lenore? Is she a woman? Is she this man’s lost love? Or is she something much much ? I think on the surface level of the poem she is his dead wife But the archaic references speak of something else Lenore could perhaps be a universal suggestion of a lost sense of self or even humanity We are no longer what we once were It is also rather significant that the man is persecuted only by the natural world Very much in the Romanticism vein man stands aside from nature He has become something different with his modernisation and industrialisation He walks outside his nature And Poe being an anti transcendentalism thinker a dark romantic demonstrates that life isn’t all sunshine and roses and nor could it ever be It is pessimism in full force and although I strongly disagree with the outlook on life and appreciate the idealistic utopia offered in the poetry of Percy Shelley and other Romantics much I do love the dark beauty of this poem The finality of the phrase “never” is nothing short of maddening reality for our lost man It is the end of hope This is uite easily one of Poe's finest works and I highly recommend listening to this version of the poem It's narrated by Christopher Lee