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The poem "Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe presents the thoughts of an adult reflecting on his difficult childhood. The narrator says that his stormy temperament comes from spending most of his childhood years alone. Because he... More »

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In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," a young student has an encounter with a raven. Throughout the student's conversation with the raven, it only says "Nevermore." More »

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Edgar Allan Poe's mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was an English-born American actress. She died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811, when Edgar was 2 years old. He was adopted and raised by John and Frances Allan. More »

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The main themes of Edgar Allan Poe's narrative poem "The Raven" are undying devotion, loss and the lingering grief that cannot be diminished. The poem's narrator, a young man and presumably a student, is mourning the dea... More »

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In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven," a young student has an encounter with a raven. Throughout the student's conversation with the raven, it only says "Nevermore." More »

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Edgar Allan Poe's mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was an English-born American actress. She died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811, when Edgar was 2 years old. He was adopted and raised by John and Frances Allan. More »

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