In "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, what are some specific examples of romanticism?
Romanticism often focuses on elements of the supernatural, which is definitely a feature that appears in "The Raven." This seemingly prophetic bird knocks at the narrator's chamber not once--but twice. First the narrator hears a tapping at his chamber door but opens it to find only darkness. Then the tapping quickly seems to come from his window. The raven calmly "steps" in and then perches upon a bust of Pallas. This bird tortures the narrator, repeating the word "Nevermore" over and over as the narrator questions him about the lost Lenore . Clearly, the raven has unearthly powers in its...
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Romanticism is defined as:
a style of art, literature, etc., during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that emphasized the imagination and emotions.
In The Raven, romanticism is very apparent, especially with the narrator. His emotions are running high throughout the course of the poem; he is grieving for his wife, his senses are heightened, etc. His imagination is also running wild, especially when the raven comes in, which is another characteristic.