The End of the Raven

 
 
 
 
"The End of the Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe's Cat

The poet imitates the structure of Poe's "The Raven" to tell the story of that night when the Raven came into the poet's study from the point of view of the poet's cat, making its way around the floor and dreaming of leaping on and eating the intruding bird. In the end, the cat manages to do just that by leaping at the Raven atop the bust of Pallas Athena and smashing the bird to the floor. The cat leaves the bird so that "he was a heap of plumage, and a little blood and gore/Only this and not much more."

In this poem, the poet celebrates his cat, who lived with him in an apartment in N

     
 
 
 
    

 

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