In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," what is the emotion of the narrator?

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The narrator's emotions undergo quite a profound change over the course of the poem. At first, he's weary and depressed, still moping over his lost love, Lenore. Then, when he hears knocking at the door, he starts getting frightened, his fraught emotional state characterized by "wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming." The narrator was already a bag of nerves to begin with, but now he's on the brink of a full-on nervous breakdown.

The arrival of the raven adds yet more turbulent emotions to the mix. When he hears the strange bird say, "Nevermore!" the narrator is suitably impressed. Shock has turned to awe and the narrator can only marvel at...

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