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Love, Life and Death in Colderidge's "The Raven"

In this essay/reflection on "The Raven," Hacova discusses the theme of life and death which is prevalent in many of Colderidge's works. There is a lot of talk about symbolism in this poem and Hacova discusses that in the article. The raven itself is used as a tool of revenge which I thought was some what fitting in the regard that they seem to be dark looming creatures. I also noticed that there appeared to be some similiarites between Poe's "The Raven" and Colderidge's poem.

The raven stands as a symbol of knowledge for many people. "Visually, no differentiation is made between the symbols of a raven, a rook or a crow. The symbol of the crow signifies that the bearer is someone who is watchful and vigilant for friends. The cornish chough is a bird that has been called the "King of Crows." It may indicate that the bearer is crafty and strategic, to the disadvantage of his enemies."

Love, Life and Death in Colderidge's "The Raven" by Pavlina Hacova.
Creepy Revenge Raven ASN.

Comments (1)

diamonds robbins:

In the raven I didnt understand the story it was like he wasnt even alive I mean I just didnt understand Lenore supposed to been his wife and she died and he loved her but if he loved her and she loved him then why is she hanuting him as the raven?!?!?!?!

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