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Question:

# Read the following section of the poem: Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—Perched, and sat, and nothing more. This section of the poem indicates that the raven is most likely a symbol of:  _________

A The author’s grief over the loss of Lenore.
explanation

It’s clear from the way the raven arrives, calmly, and does not leave that it is most like a symbol of the narrator’s grief over losing Lenore.