Edgar Poe knew a thing about loss and was just forty years old when he passed away. But his legacy will never ever fade away.
“The Raven” by Edgar Poe is the example of “fugitive poetry” where melancholy motif combine a musical rhythm with a strong and repetitive rhyme scheme to create an unforgettable effect. Poe confirmed by himself that he adopted the idea of a talking raven from “Barnaby Rudge” by Charles Dickens.
Poe created here the worlds most memorable refrain in literature at his chorus of “Nevermore”.