What is the setting of the raven (month/weather)?
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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.
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.
"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.
Bleak December wheather is winter (snow)
December and it was very cold out.
The weather outside in the Raven was very snowy in the bleak December.
december and Dreary
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