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The Raven
The Raven: Fully Illustrated | Edgar Allen Poe
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The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe and illustrated by Gustave Dor. "The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further distress the protagonist with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore". The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. Poe claimed to have written the poem logically and methodically, intending to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explained in his 1846 follow-up essay, "The Philosophy of Composition". The poem was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty by Charles Dickens. Poe borrows the complex rhythm and meter of Elizabeth Barrett's poem "Lady Geraldine's Courtship", and makes use of internal rhyme as well as alliteration throughout.
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Bookwomble
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Thanks to @ShyBookOwl for posting that today is the 175th anniversary of the publication of The Raven. Time to read it oncemore...

ShyBookOwl Enjoy 😊 4w
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ElizaMarie
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Day 9: Raven. I love Poe. I also really love retellings of Poe :)

#TeamStoker #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge
@TheReadingMermaid

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SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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eri.reads
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SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 4mo
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Megara
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A little late on #chillingphotochallege for ravens
My raven friend we got last year
#TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid
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SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 5mo
Ericalambbrown Those books 😍 5mo
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britt_reads
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Going with the obvious choice for today‘s #chillingphotochallenge prompt : raven

#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Ms.Story I need this image!!! 5mo
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AsYouWish
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Day 9 of #ChillingPhotoChallenge This was my second choice for “Raven”, but I couldn‘t find a picture of my first choice. However, I found this beautiful picture and I am madly in love with it!!!

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

SumisBooks 🧟‍♀️ 5mo
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Clwojick
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One of my all time favourite illustrations 🤪

DaveGreen7777 😂😂😂 5mo
RachelAmphlett 😆😆 5mo
Caroline2 😂 5mo
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BillBlume Haha!!! That is brilliant. 5mo
Ruthiella Too funny 😂 5mo
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Pickpick

Have not read since high school, still great!!

RedLeaves 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
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Gina
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And my morning has begun...

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Gina
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EmilieGR
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Not my favorite poe

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Laura317
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Book related tees. I think these are so cute! From Boredwalk T-shirt‘s. I picked my 4 favs. My fav is the Oxford Comma one, but I could buy them all.

wanderinglynn Oxford comma for the win! 👍🏻 11mo
readordierachel These are rad! Especially the top 2. 11mo
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Expandingbookshelf
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On this day in 1845, “The Raven” was published! I‘m celebrating by reading as much Edgar Allen Poe as possible and making Cask of Amontillado jokes to uninterested coworkers.

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Fromthesoul
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My dad got me these fingerless reading gloves! The black ones having part of the story of The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe and the white ones have Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare on them! I ❤ them!

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CoffeeNBooks Good one! 13mo
Tamra Love it! 13mo
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Cinfhen Nicely done 🖤 13mo
vivastory Well played! 👍👏 13mo
Mdargusch Love the graphics 13mo
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Gina
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Perfect for a cold winter morning

Wellreadhead Sweet! 14mo
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SumisBooks
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🤣😎😎😎🤣

CocoReads 🤣🤣 1y
jenniferajanes 😂😂😂 1y
ReadingRover Hahaha! 😂 1y
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Angitron 😂😂😂😂😂😂 1y
BooksAndYarn This was the perfect thing to see first thing in the morning. 1y
tdrosebud 😂😂😂😂 1y
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Billypar
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#Lost #NoFemmeber The Raven is my favorite work from Poe: it's so evocative- a vivid expression of the horrors behind grief. Amanda Palmer's 'Lost' is like the positive side of the same issue--instead of "Nevermore", your lost loved one pops in your mind to visit you occasionally. Palmer is as strong of a lyricist as she is a performer- the quote here isn't the best example, but I had to go with it because of the couch cushion connection ?

TrishB Great post 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts I love velvet 🖤🖤🖤 1y
Cinfhen I completely agree about visits from the other side 🙌🏻 1y
britt_brooke 💚 1y
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Butterflyamore
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I thought you might like to meet my friend, Edgar Allan Pug.

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AmyG
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GatheringBooks
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#BlackCatChallenge Day 7: While most are familiar with Poe‘s The #Raven, not many people may know about this Gustave Dore illustrated edition of Poe‘s Raven and other poems. This poem is definitely worth revisiting with Dore‘s vision that is able to effectively capture the grief and the ghastly appearance of the raven that utters nothing but Nevermore. My full review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-b1o

BrittanyReads Beautiful 1y
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