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What is the "point of view" in "The Raven" by Poe and how does it relate to the general...

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Posted April 28, 2009 at 6:31 PM via web

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What is the "point of view" in "The Raven" by Poe and how does it relate to the general theme?

 

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Michelle Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 28, 2009 at 10:52 PM (Answer #2)

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As stated before, the point of view is first person and the protagonist is expressing his sorrow while slipping into what the reader understands to be some sort of madness.

The Raven is the representation of the nostalgia that the protagonist insists on keeping, and the Raven's stay in the home is a declaration from the protagonist that he has elected not to move on to a brighter self. He much rather would remain in pain, and hence he will stay that way.

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