Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven (illustrated by Gustave Doré)

“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.
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    Hannah Hicksshared an impression4 years ago

    "Around, by lifting winds forgot, Resignedly beneath the sky The melancholy waters lie.
    No rays from the holy heaven come down On the long night-time of that town; But light from out the lurid sea Streams up the turrets silently— ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·      Up many and many a marvellous shrine Whose wreathéd friezes intertwine The viol, the violet, and the vine. ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·     ·      No swellings tell that winds may be Upon some far-off happier sea— No heavings hint that winds have been On seas less hideously serene."

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Quotes

    semihas quoted5 years ago
    Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore
    Анастасія Корчемнаhas quoted10 months ago
    is its only stock and store

    це єдине слово, яке він (ворон) знає

    Анастасія Корчемнаhas quoted10 months ago
    or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore

    чи буря викинула тебе сюди на берег

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