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The Raven

The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Supernatural Quotes

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Quote #4

Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore – (lines 93-94)

This is maybe the most hopeful, but also the saddest, moment in the poem. For a second, the speaker allows himself the dream of a reunion with Lenore in heaven ("the distant Aidenn"). For that instant he sees a supernatural solution to his problems. But of course he's asking the bird about this possibility, and the bird says only one thing, "Nevermore."

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