Why is the speaker in his library when the poem, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, begins?

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The speaker has been grieving the loss of his loved one, Lenore, and he's totally exhausted from it all. He's in his library to try to distract himself for a short while from his grief by reading. He falls asleep and wakes up at midnight when he hears a sound at the door.


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