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Edgar Allan Poe- The Raven

"Thilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before." (Poe line 13)

I've read The Raven numerous times. What always impresses me about the poem is not the actually content of the poem, but rather the rhythm in the poem and the rhyme scheme. For example, the above quotation is so fun to say and it just sounds...well cool. Another one of my favorites is "Nothing farther then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered". Again, it just sounds fantastic!

I think that this rhythm keeps the poem going and keeps the reader wanting to know what is happening. Also, the "nevermore" at the end of each stanza (I think that's what you can call it?) keeps things easily connected and following.

On a different note, I wonder how long it took Poe to gets all these rhymes just right? Because they are perfect and I love them.


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