What psychological truth does the poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe present?

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"The Raven" presents the psychological truth that human beings are always trying to mitigate or palliate our fear that death really is the end.  The narrator begins the poem by describing his attempt to distract himself from his sorrow over the death of his lover, Lenore . Then, when he hears a knocking at the door and opens it to find that no one is there, he whispers her name into the night, as if hoping that it were her spirit returned from the dead. Thus, he clearly wants to believe in some kind of afterlife, some place and time where he can be reunited with her since...

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