The Raven

  • THE RAVEN.

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

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  • Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,

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  • While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

  • As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.

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    Man

    'T is some visiter,”

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    I muttered,

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    Man

    “tapping at my chamber door—

  • Only this, and nothing more.”

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,

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  • And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

  • Eagerly I wished the morrow:— vainly I had sought to borrow

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  • From my books surcease of sorrow— sorrow for the lost Lenore—

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  • For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—

  • Nameless here for evermore.

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

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  • Thrilled me— filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;

  • So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating

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    Man

    "'T is some visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door

  • Some late visiter entreating entrance at my chamber door;—