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What is the setting of the raven (month/weather)?

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sarah003 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 14, 2007 at 6:31 AM via web

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What is the setting of the raven (month/weather)?

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krounds | Student, College Sophomore | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:42 PM (Answer #7)

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"The Raven" is Edgar Allan Poe's most famous poem, and is truly indicative of his haunting style. The poem is set in the chambers of a young male student who has apparently lost his lover fairly recently. It is midnight on a stormy night in December. It's important to note the setting as it helps to demonstrate the tone of mourning which is common among a majority of Poe's pieces.

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chloemink | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 14, 2007 at 6:47 AM (Answer #1)

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The setting throughout is the narrator's chambers at midnight on a bleak December, as the speaker or student lapses between reading an old book and falling asleep.

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teacherdjd | Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 17, 2007 at 2:29 AM (Answer #2)

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"Once upon a midnight dreary.../Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December"
The answer to this question is stated specifically in the text of the poem. It is Midnight on a dreary, bleak December night.

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souljagurl012 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 25, 2007 at 9:55 AM (Answer #3)

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Bleak December wheather is winter (snow)

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lpteach | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 5, 2007 at 6:37 AM (Answer #4)

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December and it was very cold out.

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superpoop321 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 8, 2007 at 10:31 PM (Answer #5)

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The weather outside in the Raven was very snowy in the bleak December.

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california10 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 19, 2008 at 11:02 AM (Answer #6)

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december and Dreary

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