What are three verbs that show what the narrator of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" is doing?

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In "The Raven," the narrator reveals his deteriorating mental state as he is overcome by grief for his lost lover. Dwelling on missing Lenore and interpreting his awareness of her loss through his interaction with the raven are two main elements of the poem. In stanza 1, "pondered," and in stanza 2, "remember," establishes that he was thinking about the past. Similarly, in stanza 2, the narrator tells us how he tried unsuccessfully to treat his grief:

vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow . . .

The narrator links these sad memories to dreaming, telling us that he was "napping" and "dreaming." In stanza 1, he says he was "nodding, nearly napping," and in stanza 4, he says, "I was napping." In stanza 5, he says he was "dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."

The narrator's worsening mental condition is indicated by verbs related to fright and anguish, such as "fear" (stanza 5, "I stood there . . . fearing") and being "filled with . . .terrors" (stanza 3). The curtain's rustling

Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before . . .

As he continues, the deterioration is also indicated by the fact that he is talking agitatedly to a (possibly imaginary) bird, with verbs such as "shrieked."

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The narrator of this poem does a number of things as the story unfolds. It is a narrative poem which by definition tells a story. Therefore, the narrator is doing different things at different points in the poem. 

In the opening, the narrator tells us how he is "pondering" while he "nodded, nearly napping", and how he eagerly "wished the morrow". This all shows how he was in his study late wanting the day to end. 

Later he is speaking to the Raven that has flown into his house. He "wheeled" a chair over and sat as he spoke. In the end he looses hope for his future as his "soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor / Shall be lifted - nevermore!"

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