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: _________
The author’s grief over the loss of Lenore.
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.