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26 December, 06:12

Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism in many of his poems and short stories to create two levels of understanding - a literal understanding and a deeper, figurative understanding. Identify a symbol in "the raven" and "the masque of the red death". Explain what the symbols hidden meaning is and what effect the symbol has on the work overall.

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  1. 26 December, 07:20
    the hidden symbols within the raven hint at 'mournful, never-ending remembrance. ' Our narrator's sorrow for his lost, perfect maiden Lenore is the driving force behind his conversation with the Raven.
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