Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Raven and The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe Essay -- poem, symb
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, (The farrow 1). The Raven arguably one of the most famous poems by Edgar Allan Poe, is a narrative about a depressed man longing for his missed love. Confronted by a talking raven, the man slowly loses his sanity. The Haunted castling a ballad by Poe is a brilliant and skillfully crafted fable that compares a palace to a human skull and mind. A palace of sumptuosity slowly turns into a dilapidated ruin. This deterioration is symbolic of insanity and death. In true Poe style, both The Raven and The Haunted Palace are of the gothic/dark romanticism genre. These poems highlight sadness, death, and loss. As to be expected, an analysis of the poems reveals differences and parallels. An theoretical account of this is Poes use of poetic devices within each poem. Although different in construction, setting, and symbolism these two poems show striking similarities in tone and theme. The structure and setting of th ese poems is quite different. The Raven is a narrative poem consisting of 18 stanzas. Each stanza consists of six lines. Conversely, The Haunted Palace is a ballad consisting of solitary(prenominal) 6 stanzas and a total of 48 lines. The setting of The Raven takes buttocks in a chamber. We are not sure what type of board the chamber is only that it is dark as the fire is dying and throwing shadows on the floor (The Raven 1-8). The setting of The Haunted Palace takes place in a palace in a valley. At first, the palace is pretty and peaceful, but it turns to a dark sad ruin. Recall the palace is a metaphor (allegory) for the mind, so the setting also includes the healthy mind increase insane (Meyer, p. 893). While the structure and setting are dissimilar, the same... ...s, and demons. Upon a deeper inspection, I feel the two poems are reflective of Poe himself. Poe was a troubled disposition that dealt with these themes during the course of his life. This could be a n indication as to why the dark themes is so prevalent in these poems. Regardless of the reason for the similarities, much like the apparition that surrounded Poes life, the connected correlations of these poems will persist evermore. Works CitedMeyer, M. (2013). Bedford access to literature Reading, thinking, writing. capital of Massachusetts Bedford Bks St Martins.Poe, E. A. The Haunted Palace. Bedford introduction to literature Reading, thinking, writing. 10th ed. Boston Bedford Bks St Martins. 2013. 891-893. Print. Poe, E. A. The Raven. Bedford introduction to literature Reading, thinking, writing. 10th ed. Boston Bedford Bks St Martins. 2013. 789-791. Print.