Not Just the Cold and Flu Season...Dun Dun Dun

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"Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." (Poe; The Raven)

The above quote from Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven shows the mood of the poem, dark and daunting as if something terrible and petrifying is about to leap at any second.  Poe was the absolute master of horror, suspense, etc and just a quick side note it just tears a hole in me everythime I hear people like John Carpenter or Wes Craven referred to as such but I digress.  I found it interesting that in this poem of a dark foreboding it is said to take place in the month of December in the winter a season which calls upon feelings of cold darkness.  I also found it interesting as this technique was mentioned in this week's reading of Foster Ch.20.  

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