the raven symbolism

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"The Raven" Symbolism In Poe’s "The Raven" the most obvious symbol is the Raven its self. Why would Poe use a non-reasoning creature to recite the refrain of "nevermore?" I believe Poe uses the non-reasoning raven because to us it would make little to no sense, and frustrate us because were a reasoning creature that can answer the question. It is also important that the answers to the questions are already known, I think …

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…more of his isolation, and is a contrast between the calmness of the chamber and the tempestuous night. I believe Poe put no moral in " The Raven", but his stories were more like puzzles that he wanted people to poke and pry at , and in the end to accomplish nothing. He has accomplished his goals by making many Poe readers go a little insane by trying to figure out the logic of his insane stories.