Do you think there really was a raven in the speaker's chambers? Why or why not? What is your explanation for what happened on that "midnight dreary" in the speaker's room?

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That is an interesting question.  I've never imagined questioning whether or not the bird was actually a real bird.  I have always thought it was a real bird that actually flew into the speaker's room and sat on the bust.  I think it was a real bird, because I have no reason to doubt that a raven could have flown into his house.  Just this year, I have had two different birds fly into my classroom and land on my upper cabinets.  All learning pretty much ceases as a classroom of 25 seventh graders try to shoo a bird out that has no intention of leaving.  If a bird can...

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