The Raven. Two Facts that makes “Raven” to be “Dark Poem” 1. Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. On Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” Dana Gioia’s An Introduction to Poetry. From the moment of its first publication in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845, “The Raven” has been a famous poem. Let us write or edit the research paper on your topic "Research Paper on Criticism on The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe" with a personal 20% discount. Poe could not forget how they were set apart. Read this summary to review the contents and get a better understanding. At the age of 18 Edgar started publishing his collection of poems, later he published “The Raven”. Edgar was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809.