What impressions can be drawn regarding the narrator of Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven?"

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One can only surmise the identity and background of the narrator of Poe's poem "The Raven."  There is not much to go on within the text of the poem itself.  What does come across is that the narrator is a lonely, heartbroken intellectual (a library, a bust of figure from Greek mythology), longing for his lost love, Lenore .  A solitary morose figure sitting in his library immersing himself in books about the occult and in thought is suddently...

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