Talk:133: The Raven
I must admit curiosity as to how you equated "rapping on a door" with "rape". "Rapping" as used in the poem means exactly what it says; to tap on the door. Electric doorbells didn't exist in the 1800s and people would announce their presence at your door by knocking (rapping) on it. It has nothing to do with rape.
- Agreed, and fixed. The original posting made the incorrect association of rapping (to knock or strike) with rape (originally to sieze or carry away, in addition to its more contemporary meaning) which was incorrectly described as "too force open"... but that's the nature of wikis: we all can post, and we all can correct. Thanks for pointing it out. -- IronyChef (talk) 14:26, 14 August 2012 (UTC)
Should it be mentioned that the actual poem says "as of someone gently rapping" rather than "as if"? -- 126.96.36.199 22:33, 21 February 2015 (UTC)
- I was about to say the same thing. A rare, uncorrected Randall error probably bears comment. 188.8.131.52
Is there any possible connection between the fact that in the original it was a raven, and now it's a white rapper, instead of a black one? 184.108.40.206 05:17, 12 May 2016 (UTC)