In the poem ‘The Raven” wrote by Edgar Allan Poe topics that are examined in this text are sadness, loneliness, imagination, symbolism and insanity. These topic cause the reader a lot of grief throughout the poem, some of these topics are used in other poems and short stories wrote by Edgar Allan Poe like the Tell-Tale-Heart. Poe brings out the thoughts and feelings of the speaker. “The raven” incorporates these devices to develop the theme of grief to make it that the readers will be able to understand the speakers’ feelings all through this poem. Poe has also included some literary devices in the particular poem some are alliteration, metaphors, similes and repetition. The main literary device that is incorporated in “The Raven” to establish the topic of grief is symbolism.