October 09, 2005
By the time I was finished reading this poem all I thought was how sad and lonely he was throughout the entire poem. I chose the line, "And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, that I scarce was sure I heard you - here I opened wide the door - darkness there and nothing more." I chose this line because it really showed how much he missed his lost love Lenore. When he opens the door and does not see anything but darkness, he is lonely. It seems as though he was hoping to see Lenore, and all that was there was darkness.
Posted by StacyEstatico at October 9, 2005 10:44 PM
The raven seems to taunt him with not only a learned phrase, but it seems that he truly has a connection between the narrator and Lenore and that makes it even more morbid
Posted by: erin at October 10, 2005 08:29 AM
That line depressed me a little. It makes me think of the feeling after you get your hopes really set on something, and then something else knocks them back down. It's amazing that I feel like that a little after the speaker answers the door.
Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at October 10, 2005 10:13 PM
Stacey--I actually posted this thought to Vanessa too. She talked about how the raven was just a reminder to Poe's pain. I wonder if Lenore left him, rather than died. Also, the raven is an excellent visual of how he felt. Check out Vanessa's blog http://blogs.setonhill.edu/VanessaKolberg/011579.html
Posted by: Meredith Harber at October 11, 2005 12:51 AM