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The first two stanzas of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe reveal important information about the speaker. Why is the speaker reading so late at night?

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  • The first two stanzas of "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe reveal important information about the speaker. The speaker is reading so late at night because "he wants to forget his sorrow".

    He is very sad at night that is why he read The Raven.
  • "The Raven" is a poem written by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in January 1845. The poem is often well-known for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a troubled lover, sketching the man's fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. The raven seems to further distress the protagonist with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. In his Poem The Raven, like in most of his work, Poe depicts horror and a sense of schizophrenia, but his short story deals primarily with the psychology of guilt.

    In the first two stanzas of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, the author reveals important information about the speaker. The speaker is reading so late at night because:

    He is trying to find relief from his sorrow"

    Here we have the evidence from the poem for such an answer:

    "Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow

     From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—"


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