The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe

“The Raven” is one of the most famous writings by American short-story-writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe, the image of the raven and its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore” being among the most widely-recognized references in twentieth-century poetry.

Like so much of Poe’s work, it is known for the musicality of its rhythm and ominous, super-natural tone, telling the story of a young lover in distress and his descent into madness.