Raven

Title

Raven

Subject

Flora and Fawna

Description

The raven is a black bird that sits on a bust of Pallas above a door. The bird repeats the word "Nevermore" in response to the questions of the resident of the house he is sitting in.

The significance of the raven is that it is often known as a bad omen, and in some mythologies as a messenger from the Gods or from the underworld. It's position on the bust is that it is of Pallas Athena, which is the Greek goddess of Wisdom. These help to emphasis why the man believes the bird is a sign from his late lover.

Creator

Unknown

Source

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

Date

1845

Contributor

Brittany Vlaminck

Relation

Raven on a Bust of Pallas. Digital image. The Raven – IPad Book Review. Wordpress, n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2014. <http://appcheese.com/the-raven-ipad-book-review/>.

Type

Poem

Files

Raven.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Raven,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed May 18, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/62.