Poe’s Raven says more than “nevermore”

O Corvo de Poe diz mais que “nunca mais”

  • Renata Campello Teitelroit
Palavras-chave: Poe, Freud, Poetic Self, Romanticism


The purpose of the article is to analyze Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven in light of Freudian concepts and Romantic manifestos with the intention to identify traces that might lead one to believe that the poetic persona of the poem is, in fact, facing itself. This possibility stems from the impression that certain contrasts, at times paradoxical, in expressions, technique choices, as well as in subject matter, may reveal broader meanings to the poem The Raven and the essay “The Philosophy of Composition”, especially regarding the unconscious. The theoretical reflections shed light on what the analysis of the poetic self may give away in terms of culture and of concerns inherent to the human condition. The argumentation is mainly based on Sigmund Freud’s “Mourning and Melancholia” (1917) and “The uncanny” (1919), and on Dennis Pahl’s essay “De-composing Poe’s Philosophy” (1996).


Não há dados estatísticos.


Carregando Métricas ...


BLOOM, HAROLD. Poetry and Repression: Revisionism from Blake to Stevens. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1976.
DIDEROT, DENIS. Lettre sur les aveugles à l'usage de ceux qui voient. 1749.
ELIOT, T.S. “From Poe to Valéry”. To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings. Lincoln: U. of Nebraska P., 1992 [1965].
FREUD, SIGMUND. The Uncanny. 1917.
FREUD, SIGMUND. Mourning and Melancholia. 1919.
HUGO, VICTOR. Preface to Cromwell. 1827.
NESME, ALEX. “Relevancy” and its vagaries in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. In Le tour critique (http://letourcritique.u-paris10.fr/index.php/letourcritique/article/view/11/html), 2013.
PAHL, DENNIS. De-composing Poe’s Philosophy. In Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 1996.
POE, EDGAR ALLAN. The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Ed. G.R.
THOMPSON. New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 2004. RANK, OTTO. The Double: A Psychoanalytic Study. Ed. Harry Tucker, Trans. Har-ry Tucker, 2011 [1914].
Como Citar
CAMPELLO TEITELROIT, R. Poe’s Raven says more than “nevermore”. Aquila, v. 1, n. 23, p. 201-210, 15 ago. 2020.
Artigos de Temática Livre