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The Raven and Other Poems A chilling, thrilling collection of Edgar Allan Poe s poetry, introduced by best selling author Philip PullmanThe Raven Annabel Lee Ulalume these are some of the spookiest, most macabre poems ever written, now collected in this chilling, affordable volumeDreamsThe LakeSonnet To Science Alone IntroductionTo HelenIsrafelThe Valley of UnrestThe City in the SeaTo One in ParadiseThe ColiseumThe Haunted PalaceThe Conqueror WormDream LandEulalieThe Raven Deep in Earth To MLSUlalume A BalladThe BellsTo Helen Whitman A Dream Within a DreamFor AnnieEldoradoTo My MotherAnnabel Lee

About the Author: Edgar Allan Poe

The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.Forinformation, please see

10 thoughts on “The Raven and Other Poems

  1. says:

    The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allen Poe is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics in November 2017 A gloomy, gothic selection of poetry that deems suitable for longer fall evenings ahead, I decided to read along with the group After being exposed to much modern poetry this year, I was markedly underwhelmed by Poe s work The fact that The Raven has endu

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    Who doesn t love Poe This one contains some of our favorite poems and I purchased it for my oldest daughter to read from our book club It contains some of the spookiest poems by Poe including our favorite for this time of year, The Raven, as well as others like The Haunted Palace, Annabel Lee, The Bells, and A Dream Within a Dream It s a small paperback with a nice collection of Poe s wo

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    Be nothing which thou art not.Overview 4 5 starsI don t read much of any poetry Apart from poems I ve read for school way back when , this is my first book of poetry I ve ever read I will be readingpoetry from now on as I thoroughly enjoyed this Poe is well known for the Raven, which everyone has heard at some point Even the Simpsons recited it during a tree house of horror episode His other w

  4. says:

    Not wild about poetry, not wild about horror but I love, love love these poems I m becoming a big Edgar Allan Poe fan completely by accident.

  5. says:

    it is my first but not my lastcomplete read of this dramatic bulbous compilation.Please, there is a dreamland, some godly empowered water and a wickedly sarcastic raven

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    Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door Quoth the raven, Never These poemswhere something else.I really really loved The Raven , which is the first poem in this collection It was incredibly weird and abstract and I really enjoyed making notes on it and studying the writing of it.One other poem I found really creative and interesting was Epigram For Wall Street Something about it just spo

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    I m not a fan of poetry but since I m to exhausted to read fantasy now a days I tried to read this one In this book it s too hard to read unless otherwise you sit and reread the phrases in order to understand what you are reading.Anyway, life is too hard to contemplate There will always be sorrow and lost Things will always mystify us in the future Poems are mysteries of life that sometimes are hard to phantom.

  8. says:

    I haven t read many collections of poetry, or single poems for that matter It is not something I gravitate to in my normal course of reading I just don t know how to embrace poetry Maybe it was a poor high school education that contributed to my utter lack of understanding things like meter, rhythm, iambic pentameter, and all that goes into creating a poem For me enjoying a poem has always been an impulse or gut reaction, either

  9. says:

    And neither the angels in Heaven above Nor the demons down under the seaCan ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee When it comes to poetry, I haven t read anything so profound, filled with raw emotions and macabre, bizarre imagery in a long time At his peak creative genius, Edgar Allan Poe, using poetry, managed to convey a vast array of human emotions, starting with love, despair, depression, etc marked with

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    Some poems are really hard for me to understand unless I sit down, reread the lines twice and think hard Though there are some that are beautifully haunting and sad My favourite poems by him are the ones about his lost loves, those are the ones I delved into and got lost in For one thing, Poe sure had an uncanny ability to depict pain and suffering Hell, it seem to seep through the pages It s obvious this man wrote with passion and feeling.

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