I have finished my 6th classic on my classical to-be-read list!!! If you haven’t seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR to see what’s coming! Also, feel free to take a look at my other reviews from the list: The Alchemist, Animal Farm, Candide, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Things Fall Apart.
By: Edgar Allan Poe
Everyone needs to read The Raven at least once in their life. It’s a quick poem that is very fun to read. Poe was a unique guy, and his poetry style reflects that.
I think anyone who is ever home alone and a little jumpy can relate to the first part. “‘Surely,’ said I, ‘surely that is something at my window lattice… ‘Tis the wind and nothing more.'”
I loved how he took the innocence of a bird scaring you at home, and used it to show how crazy the character was becoming without his love. Every sound, every thought was of her. He was even complaining to a bird that she wasn’t there! The slow spiral into madness was very interesting to see in a poem.