Image inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s poem, “The Raven”

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

The Raven" is a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845. It is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow descent into madness.

“The Raven” was first attributed to Poe in print in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845. Its publication made Poe widely popular in his lifetime, though it did not bring him much financial success. Soon reprinted, parodied, and illustrated, critical opinion is divided as to the poem’s status, though it remains one of the most famous poems ever written.

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  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":

  • Thank you very much Joyce.

    – CarolM

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 4 years ago

    Carol spended work!

  • Thanks so much Jonice for the kind comment.

    – CarolM

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    Crazy about Ravens….you’ve done this one justice….I love this image.

  • Thank you very much Ginger for the wonderful comment.

    – CarolM

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 4 years ago

    Awesome, Carol! Great textures!

  • Thank you Barbara.

    – CarolM

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Amazing image work my friend…………………nice info too!! ;-))

  • Thanks, Steph. I have always liked Edgar Allen Poe.

    – CarolM

  • Virginia Daniels
    Virginia Danielsover 4 years ago

    Nice treatment!

  • Thanks Virginia!

    – CarolM

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7over 4 years ago

    Though I’m not a fan of ravens, starlings, crows et al, this is a splendid image Carol, and your processing is appropriate for these birds. >Ron<

  • Thank you Ron. It’s great that even though you are not particularly frond of ravens, you can still find something positive about the image. I appreciate your wonderful comment.

    – CarolM

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you very much for the wonderful positive feedback.

    – CarolM

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Thank you, thank you!

    – CarolM

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    STUNNING!!! And how well this fabulous image fits the poem.

  • Many, many thanks to you, Anna. That’s such a great comment.

    – CarolM

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