Mood In The Raven

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe is a poem rich in language that brings out an eerie yet compelling mood. The use of language in “The Raven” adds elements that give readers an original feel. In the beginning of the poem Poe uses descriptive words and images that establish a cold mood and feel. An example of this can be seen as Poe describes the chilling weather, short days and long nights of “bleak December” (Poe 117). Then as the poem develops Poe adds even more to the mood giving a sense of fear and anxiety, but this language is not the only factor that contributes to the mood of this poem. Additionally Poe does a great job of using the speaker’s despair to add to the mood as well. The continuous symbol of the raven above the speaker’s door
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