Special Sub-Topic: Quote the Raven, Nevermore!
|"And the lamp light o'er him streaming
Throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out my shadow
That lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted--nevermore!"|
The Raven. The whole poem is 18 sections long and has six lines per section. It tells the story of a man who is visited by a ghost in raven form.
|"And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling--my darling--my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In here tomb by the sounding sea." |
Annabel Lee. The whole poem is split into six sections. It tells the story of a man who lost his true love.
|"And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life."|
To My Mother. The whole poem is one section long and has 14 lines. It is dedicated to a mother.
|"At morn--at noon--at twilight dim--
Maria! thou has heard my hymn!
In joy and woe--in good and ill--
Mother of God, be with me still!"|
Hymn. The whole poem is one section long and has 12 lines. It looks like either a prayer or a church hymn.
|"For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Loeda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader."|
A Valentine. The poem is one section long and has 20 lines. To find the name of the recipient of the valentine, read the first letter of the first line, the second letter of the second line, and so forth.
|"Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
To Helen. The poem is three sections long with five lines per section. The poem might have been for one of Edgar Allan Poe's girlfriends.
|"Some tomb from out whose sounding door
She ne'er shall force an echo more,
Thrilling to think, poor child of sin!
It was the dead who groaned within."|
The Sleeper. The poem is five sections long. The poem is about the world when it sleeps.
|"Would God I could awaken!
For I dream I know not how,
And my soul is sorely shaken
Lest an evil step be taken,-
Lest the dead who is forsaken
May not be happy now."|
Bridal Ballad. The poem is five sections long. It is meant to be said at a wedding.
|"For on its wing was dark alloy,
And as it flutter'd--fell
An essence--powerful to destroy
A soul that knew it well."|
The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour. The poem is six sections long with four lines per section. The poems talks about an unseen killer.
|"That little time with lyre and rhyme
To while away--forbidden things!
My heart would feel to be a crime
Unless it trembled with the strings."|
Romance. The poem is two sections long. The poem is about love.
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