How to write a poem like ‘The Raven’

It’s been one of the most famous poems in the English language for nearly 175 years and has what might be the most recognizable opening line of all time. “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe has many admirers but surprisingly few imitators. This is because, in spite of its accessible storytelling style, it’s a very complex poem. But never fear — you CAN write a poem like “The Raven”! Let’s find out how.