The Raven and Other Poems

The Raven and Other Poems[Reading] ➺ The Raven and Other Poems By Edgar Allan Poe – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A chilling, thrilling collection of Edgar Allan Poe s poetry, introduced by best selling author Philip PullmanThe Raven Annabel Lee Ulalume these are some of the spookiest, most macabre poems ever wri A chilling, thrilling collection of Edgar and Other ePUB ´ Allan Poe s poetry, introduced by best selling author Philip PullmanThe Raven Annabel Lee Ulalume these are some of the spookiest, most macabre poems ever written, now collected in this chilling, affordable volumeDreamsThe LakeSonnet To Science Alone IntroductionTo HelenIsrafelThe Valley of UnrestThe City in the SeaTo One in ParadiseThe ColiseumThe Haunted PalaceThe Conqueror WormDream LandEulalieThe Raven Deep in Earth To MLSUlalume A BalladThe BellsTo Helen Whitman A Dream Within a DreamFor AnnieEldoradoTo My MotherAnnabel Lee. The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allen Poe is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics in November 2017 A gloomy, gothic selection of poetry that deems suitable for longer fall evenings ahead, I decided to read along with the group After being exposed to much modern poetry this year, I was markedly underwhelmed by Poe s work The fact that The Raven has endured as an American classic intrigued me to read it over a few times to see if I could evoke scarier images, which The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allen Poe is the short story selection in the group catching up on classics in November 2017 A gloomy, gothic selection of poetry that deems suitable for longer fall evenings ahead, I decided to read along with the group After being exposed to much modern poetry this year, I was markedly underwhelmed by Poe s work The fact that The Raven has endured as an American classic intrigued me to read it over a few times to see if I could evoke scarier images, which I feel is what Poe may have been after all along.Checking my yearly reading log, I noted that The Raven is the nineteenth poetry collection that I have read this year however, the other eighteen anthologies were all written in the 20th or 21st centuries and contain modern imagery and sentence structure I have been moved by the last few Pulitzer winners which contain sharp images of both the writers lives and events in the late 20th or 21st century which I am familiar with Poe s poetry is gloomy and filled with countless images of death and depression, and it rhymes While this structure makes the Raven easier to study in the classroom, especially by teachers who would like for their students to write their own poems, it does not make the poems satisfying for me I remember studying Annabel Lee in school, and my adolescent self enjoyed the poem especially because the first few stanzas rhymed and appeared upbeat Of course, the study followed with my classmates and I attempting our own rhyming poetry, and to this day my children tell me that I can create rhymes with the drop of a hat Yet, with a closer study even Annabel Lee tells the story of two adolescent lovers separated by distance, with the girl eventually dying This is not the happy poem I remember from my youth.The Raven itself is a part of Americana, the poem or bird enjoying appearances in the Simpsons television show, the National Football League, and everywhere in between Perhaps, I remember the humor in the Simpsons version of the poem because it featured Homer Simpson as Poe, and, of course, something had to go wrong in his telling of it I also note positive imagery in the football team uniform of purple and gold which stand out in a league of reds, blues, and whites Poe s original work was not meant to be happy or humorous Beginning with the famous words, once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary already evokes gloom and doom The entire poem features rhyming stanzas that translate well to the classroom, but, between my modern mind and thirst for quality literary fiction, I was not as moved by it as I might have been had I lived years ago The appearance of the Raven scattered throughout American vernacular dulls the spookiness of Poe s original work, allowing me to read quickly through his rhyming words that initially were meant to scare people when they were first written.I think the fact that a classics group chose to read a poetry collection allows for much discussion Poems are personal and run the gamut of human emotions, which each reader having an distinct view on the meaning of the words In the group discussion there is a link to a video with James Earl Jones reading the Raven, but, alas, my mind evoked Darth Vader coming to scare the narrator rather than a bird I do like that in its original intention that the poems are meant to be scary and evoke countless images of death That they rhyme also allow for much creativity in the classroom Yet, for myself who reads many modern collections to relax, the Raven did feel spooky or full of quality literary prose to move my emotions With images of ghosts and scary birds, however, the poem has endured and remained an American classic and one that is often studied and enjoyed by many.3 stars Who doesn t love Poe This one contains some of our favorite poems and I purchased it for my oldest daughter to read from our book club It contains some of the spookiest poems by Poe including our favorite for this time of year, The Raven, as well as others like The Haunted Palace, Annabel Lee, The Bells, and A Dream Within a Dream It s a small paperback with a nice collection of Poe s works. Be nothing which thou art not.Overview 4 5 starsI don t read much of any poetry Apart from poems I ve read for school way back when , this is my first book of poetry I ve ever read I will be readingpoetry from now on as I thoroughly enjoyed this Poe is well known for the Raven, which everyone has heard at some point Even the Simpsons recited it during a tree house of horror episode His other works are also brilliant There are, of course, a few misses but for the most part everything Be nothing which thou art not.Overview 4 5 starsI don t read much of any poetry Apart from poems I ve read for school way back when , this is my first book of poetry I ve ever read I will be readingpoetry from now on as I thoroughly enjoyed this Poe is well known for the Raven, which everyone has heard at some point Even the Simpsons recited it during a tree house of horror episode His other works are also brilliant There are, of course, a few misses but for the most part everything is great.The ravenThis is now my favourite poem ever I m currently looking onto see if I can get the poem in a frame to put on a wall in my house, it s that good If you don t check out any of the other poems, you must read the raven I ve read this every night before bed since starting this collection Very few writers can command language like Poe Here are some of my favourite lines But the Raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and doorTake thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door I could copy the whole thing as every word is placed brilliantly Other favouritesAmongst my favourites were Tamerlane, Alone, Elizabeth, Lenore, The City in the Sea, The Sleeper, The Valley of Unrest and Dreamland Most of the poems are gothic in nature and are rather haunting, though beautiful Here are just some of my favourite bits First up is a beaut from Dreamland By the lakes that thus outspread Their lone waters, lone and dead, Their sad waters, sad and chilly With the snows of the lolling lily, By the mountains near the river Murmuring lowly, murmuring ever, By the gray woods, by the swamp Where the toad and the newt encamp, By the dismal tarns and pools Where dwell the Ghouls, By each spot the most unholy In each nook most melancholy, There the traveller meets aghast Sheeted Memories of the past Shrouded forms that start and sigh As they pass the wanderer by White robed forms of friends long given, In agony, to the Earth and Heaven.Would to God I could awaken For I dream I know not how, And my soul is sorely shaken Lest an evil step be taken, Lest the dead who is forsaken May not be happy now.My love, she sleeps Oh, may her sleep, As it is lasting, so be deep Soft may the worms about her creep For no ripples curl, alas Along that wilderness of glass 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 Wretches ye loved her for her wealth and hated her for her pride, And when she fell in feeble health, ye blessed her that she died How shall the ritual, then, be read the requiem how be sung By you by yours, the evil eye, by yours, the slanderous tongue That did to death the innocence that died, and died so young Read nothing, written less in short s a foolAnd all I loved I loved aloneAnd boyhood is a summer sun Whose waning is the dreariest one For all we live to know is known, And all we seek to keep hath flownDarkness there and nothing Not wild about poetry, not wild about horror but I love, love love these poems I m becoming a big Edgar Allan Poe fan completely by accident. it is my first but not my lastcomplete read of this dramatic bulbous compilation.Please, there is a dreamland, some godly empowered water and a wickedly sarcastic raven Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door Quoth the raven, Never These poemswhere something else.I really really loved The Raven , which is the first poem in this collection It was incredibly weird and abstract and I really enjoyed making notes on it and studying the writing of it.One other poem I found really creative and interesting was Epigram For Wall Street Something about it just spoke to me and made me laugh, so loved that one also.But unfortunate Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door Quoth the raven, Never These poemswhere something else.I really really loved The Raven , which is the first poem in this collection It was incredibly weird and abstract and I really enjoyed making notes on it and studying the writing of it.One other poem I found really creative and interesting was Epigram For Wall Street Something about it just spoke to me and made me laugh, so loved that one also.But unfortunately the others fell a little flat for me I am, without a doubt, certain that they are great poems and I am sure if I really sit down and focus and study them, I will be able to appreciate them alotI found myself just skipping some of the poems and kind of drifting away while reading them So maybe I ll re vist this collection at some point, but not any time soon I m not a fan of poetry but since I m to exhausted to read fantasy now a days I tried to read this one In this book it s too hard to read unless otherwise you sit and reread the phrases in order to understand what you are reading.Anyway, life is too hard to contemplate There will always be sorrow and lost Things will always mystify us in the future Poems are mysteries of life that sometimes are hard to phantom. I haven t read many collections of poetry, or single poems for that matter It is not something I gravitate to in my normal course of reading I just don t know how to embrace poetry Maybe it was a poor high school education that contributed to my utter lack of understanding things like meter, rhythm, iambic pentameter, and all that goes into creating a poem For me enjoying a poem has always been an impulse or gut reaction, either the poem is instantly OK or it s not The memorability of a poe I haven t read many collections of poetry, or single poems for that matter It is not something I gravitate to in my normal course of reading I just don t know how to embrace poetry Maybe it was a poor high school education that contributed to my utter lack of understanding things like meter, rhythm, iambic pentameter, and all that goes into creating a poem For me enjoying a poem has always been an impulse or gut reaction, either the poem is instantly OK or it s not The memorability of a poem is evendifficult for me Granted I have read very little poetry and a lot of it has been enjoyable, but until this books Annabel Lee I can only call up two poems that are locked in my memory While the poem was memorable, I had to look up the titles for this post Both were written by Robert Frost, one called Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening The other is called The Road not Taken I won t pretend that I remember these poems word for word but parts of them have and will stick with me forever The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.The angels, not half so happy in heaven, Went envying her and me Yes that was the reason as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea That the wind came out of the cloud by night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.I have read all the poems of The Raven and Other Poems at least once, and a few poems I have read several times I have also looked up and listened to audio versions of all the poems I read this book because it is a group read and discussion next month, at that time I plan to read them all again And neither the angels in Heaven above Nor the demons down under the seaCan ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee When it comes to poetry, I haven t read anything so profound, filled with raw emotions and macabre, bizarre imagery in a long time At his peak creative genius, Edgar Allan Poe, using poetry, managed to convey a vast array of human emotions, starting with love, despair, depression, etc marked with a deep sense of beauty Probably his most famous pieces o And neither the angels in Heaven above Nor the demons down under the seaCan ever dissever my soul from the soul Of the beautiful Annabel Lee When it comes to poetry, I haven t read anything so profound, filled with raw emotions and macabre, bizarre imagery in a long time At his peak creative genius, Edgar Allan Poe, using poetry, managed to convey a vast array of human emotions, starting with love, despair, depression, etc marked with a deep sense of beauty Probably his most famous pieces of poetry, Annabel Lee and The Raven are prime examples of aforementioned feelings His love poems are always about lost love, that died, passed away, and by Fate wasn t meant to be Anyone who knows what he had went through in his personal life would understand where all those feelings came from All in all, Poe s poetry will always stand as a monument to his genius Some poems are really hard for me to understand unless I sit down, reread the lines twice and think hard Though there are some that are beautifully haunting and sad My favourite poems by him are the ones about his lost loves, those are the ones I delved into and got lost in For one thing, Poe sure had an uncanny ability to depict pain and suffering Hell, it seem to seep through the pages It s obvious this man wrote with passion and feeling.

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  • 73 pages
  • The Raven and Other Poems
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 0439224063