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21+ 'The Raven' Quotes To Improve Your Supernatural Studies

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Edgar Allan Poe had honed his supernaturally fantastic skills as a poetic genius when he wrote 'The Raven' in the year 1845.

It is a narrative poem about an unnamed writer who is visited by a jet black raven in the middle of the night who only answers "Nevermore" to every question the narrator asks, driving him to a state of lunacy. Drawing upon references from classical, folk, and religious mythology the poem creates a supernatural atmosphere making it one of the finest and most popular works of supernatural art in the history of literature.

It has also been parodied, illustrated as well as adapted into movie versions. Here is a list of some of the prime quotes from both the poem and other versions related to the poem.

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'The Raven' Quotes From The Poem

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'The Raven' is still considered to be one of the finest supernatural works of poetic art ever written by Poe. Here is a list of some of the best quotes from the poem that will instill fear into your heart.

1. "Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

2. "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

3. "Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;  

This it is, and nothing more."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

4. "Deep into that darkness peering,

long I stood there, wondering, fearing,

doubting, dreaming dreams

no mortal ever dared to dream before."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

5. "And the silken, sad, uncertain

rustling of each purple curtain

Thrilled me, filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

6. "From my books surcease of sorrow-

sorrow for the lost Lenore-

For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-

Nameless here forevermore."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

7. "Then, methought, the air grew denser,

perfumed from an unseen censer,

Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

8. "Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!

Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore.'"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

9. "And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting

On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

10. "But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—

Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—

Perched, and sat, and nothing more."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

11. "'Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, 'art sure no craven,

Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore —'"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

12. "Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,

By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

13. "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked, upstarting—

Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

14. "For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being

Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door—

Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,

With such name as 'Nevermore.'"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

15. "And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted—nevermore!"

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

16. "And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

17. "Darkness there and nothing more."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

18. "And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, 'Lenore?'

This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, 'Lenore!'—

Merely this and nothing more."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

19. "Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,

It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore—

Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.

Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

20. "Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,

'Sir,' said I, 'or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore'."

-Edgar Allan Poe, 'The Raven', 1845.

'The Raven' Quotes From The Film

'The Raven' sayings will make you believe that somewhere a netherworld exists where the dead walk around.

'The Raven' starring John Cusack, loosely based on the poem by Edgar Allan Poe is a movie that was released back in 2012 evoking the same supernaturally thrilling elements of the verse. Here is a list of a few quotes from the movie.

21. "No, no, no. Never. If your father sees me there tomorrow, he may have me shot. And, there well may be a depraved killer on the guest list. It's a bit much for one night."

-'The Raven', 2012.

22. "Emily: You did mean it?

Edgar: Mean what?

Emily: When you said you would marry me.

Edgar: In this life and the next."

-'The Raven', 2012.

23. "I will kill this perversion of a man. For godspeed, even his prose is barbaric."

-'The Raven', 2012.

24. "I'll send you to hell!"

-'The Raven', 2012.

25. "I feel as if I've gone from author to character in one of my many tales. I'm as trapped and bedeviled as any of the hapless beings I ever created."

-'The Raven', 2012.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'The Raven' quotes then why not take a look at classic literature quotes, or Wuthering Heights quotes.

Written By
Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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