The Raven and Other Poems 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

  • Title: The Raven and Other Poems
  • Author: Edgar Allan Poe Philip Pullman
  • ISBN: 9780439224062
  • Page: 104
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 written, now collected in this chilling, affordable volume.Dreams Lake Sonnet to science Alone Introduction To Helen Israfel Valley of unrestA 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 written, now collected in this chilling, affordable volume.Dreams Lake Sonnet to science Alone Introduction To Helen Israfel Valley of unrest City in the sea To one in paradise Coliseum Haunted palace Conqueror worm Dream land Eulalie Raven Deep in earth To M.L.S Ulalume a ballad Bells To Helen Whitman Dream within a dream For Annie Eldorado To my mother Annabel Lee.

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    1. Edgar Allan Poe Philip Pullman

      The name Poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen, premature burials, and mysterious women who return from the dead His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell Tale Heart, The Raven, and The Fall of the House of Usher This versatile writer s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews He is widely acknowledged as the inventor of the modern detective story and an innovator in the science fiction genre, but he made his living as America s first great literary critic and theoretician Poe s reputation today rests primarily on his tales of terror as well as on his haunting lyric poetry.Just as the bizarre characters in Poe s stories have captured the public imagination so too has Poe himself He is seen as a morbid, mysterious figure lurking in the shadows of moonlit cemeteries or crumbling castles This is the Poe of legend But much of what we know about Poe is wrong, the product of a biography written by one of his enemies in an attempt to defame the author s name.The real Poe was born to traveling actors in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar was the second of three children His other brother William Henry Leonard Poe would also become a poet before his early death, and Poe s sister Rosalie Poe would grow up to teach penmanship at a Richmond girls school Within three years of Poe s birth both of his parents had died, and he was taken in by the wealthy tobacco merchant John Allan and his wife Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia while Poe s siblings went to live with other families Mr Allan would rear Poe to be a businessman and a Virginia gentleman, but Poe had dreams of being a writer in emulation of his childhood hero the British poet Lord Byron Early poetic verses found written in a young Poe s handwriting on the backs of Allan s ledger sheets reveal how little interest Poe had in the tobacco business.For information, please see enpedia wiki Edgar_al

    953 thoughts on “The Raven and Other Poems”

    1. 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. 



    2. 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 reading more poetry 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 [...]


    3. 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.


    4. 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 [...]



    5. 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.


    6. I didn't like this book one because I don't like poems and second the plot lines for the poems were all mixed up and confusing.


    7. First published in the New York Evening Mirror in 1845, The Raven, is perhaps one of Poe’s most well-known poems.A talking raven visits a man tormented by the loss of his love, “the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore”. The Raven perches upon the man’s chamber door and foretells he will “nevermore” be reunited with his love, not even in death. With each refrain of “nevermore” the protagonist becomes more and more agitated until he finally succumbs to madness.“A [...]


    8. I thought this book was okay. It was a good, short book to read. This book is definitely not my favorite poetry book that I have read before, but it was an okay book.


    9. What a joy to revisit the poems of Edgar Allan Poe with a group of readers who brought to them thoughts and ideas that enhanced the reading. I love Poe's grasp of mythology, his use of rhyme and rhythm, alliteration, and, yes, even his morose musings. He seems to me to lay a tortured soul in front of us and ask, "What would you do with this? What could you do with it, but mourn?"I have written individual reviews for The Raven, The Bells and Annabel Lee. I will not revisit them here, but I would [...]


    10. Edgar Allan Poe was my faithful companion back in 1990s. How many of his stories I devoured again and again! "The Tell-Tale Heart" still reverberates in my memory! This set of poems in a lovely, illustrated edition by Peter Pauper contains haunting verse - macabre and spooky. 'The Raven' remains one of my favorite poems ever, and there are other classics such as 'A Dream Within A Dream' (Which also is one of my favorite songs) and Annabel Lee. One for the collector in you, this is a delight.


    11. Published in January, 1845,"The Raven", by Edgar Allan Poe, is a poem, a lament, telling of loss, isolation, and loneliness. The opening lines identify the speaker as someone who feels tired and weak but is still awake in the middle of a gloomy night. He passes the time by reading a strange book of ancient knowledge. Poe uses alliteration to convey the effect of unsteadiness. This line also sets the poem's rhythmical pattern and provides the first example of the use of internal rhyme in "dreary" [...]


    12. "Once upon a midnight dreary." I love Poe. How could anyone not? I loved it so much, I memorized it! I've forgotten most of it since then, but it compelled me to take it to heart. Dark yet enchanting, Poe has a way of drawing the reader it. It lacks the gore of modern horror and suspense but is much more effective and endearing. This is a schoolyard classic, and if you haven't read it you are missing out. Pick this up now and read it! I can still hear the words in my head being spoken in a spook [...]


    13. Edgar Allen Poe was my first love as a emo high school goth, thick with black eyeliner and heavy stares, convinced my deep green eyes saw the world deeper and more completely than any of my peers. In other words, High Goth, standard cookie-cut-individualism. I still wear black eyeliner, it's the one habit I've never been able to break. Musically, I highly recommend Alan Parson's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" as an excellent companion piece. Favorite tales of mine were "Dr. Tarr and Professo [...]



    14. EDGAR ALAN POEThe RAPPER POET of the 19th century.'Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door— Perched, and sat, and nothing more.'


    15. BOOK REVIEW #2 "The raven", is an INCREDIBLE 89 page book that is very well worded. Its so well written you can feel the emotion in the words as you read. Edgar Allen Poe is an american writer who is very famous for his stories of horror,and mystery such as the book,"The raven"and"The fall of the house of usher". The poems are amazing and each have a unique story to tell. The two poems that I felt impacted me the most were,"Alone"and," A dream within a dream". "Alone", was a very sad story that [...]


    16. Not the first time I dislike a book with high ratings on (The Fault in our Stars for instance), and surely not the first time I find myself unimpressed by an acclaimed and famous classical author (Franz Kafka for example). But I really believed I'd appreciate Poe's work more since it is anchored in a nineteenth century macabre atmosphere and since he led a dandy life, much like my beloved Baudelaire. However, with the exception of The Raven and Anabel Lee that undisputably deserve a five-star r [...]


    17. I have never particularly liked poetry - especially rhyming poetry, which often comes out seeming trite. The Raven in particular is a masterpiece. It doesn't feel like Poe was even searching for a rhyme, but that it just fell into place. His repetition of words gives a creepy, rhythmic feel to the poem and while reading it, you almost forget altogether that it is in fact a poem, since you're caught up in its narrative.


    18. O God! can I not saveOne from the pitiless wave?Is all that we see or seemBut a dream within a dream?




    19. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."— John Milton, Paradise Lost.The poem "For Annie" is about a laudanum addict who, once again, obtains his heavenly vision (Annie). It is written in the present tense. The addict is thinking. He is not speaking to anyone. The poem begins with the narrator already having ingested the laudanum. This can be understood by moving the sixth stanza to the beginning: "oh! of all tortures that torture the worst has [...]



    20. Finally finished! Of the last 3 poems 'Eldorado' was my favourite, I've had it memorised for a long time. It's short and doesn't have some of the beauty of Poe's other works but I like the story and the galloping rhythm. I think the moral of the story is fairly clear - you can search and search for paradise in life but will only find it truely in death



    21. I do not like poetry, not in the slightest, I only read this book because it was required of me. I don't have much to say rather than I do like creepiness of his poems, my favorite was probably The Raven.


    22. I really liked the poems in this book. But I did not like it all being in a book format. When I read poems I like to read them slow and not keep reading a ton of them at a time. Especially when they are poems by Edgar Allan Poe which are poems that you have to rap your head around.


    23. This is the first book of poetry I've read, and even though I liked it, I had some difficulties understanding some of the poems right on my first try reading them. But after rereading them a couple of times, I could understand the meaning better and truly liked, even loved some of them. Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been a little bit of a nut job and maybe even crazy, and even though it is somewhat true, it's undeniable he possesses a rare brilliance in his writing. The way he conveys emotions [...]


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