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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 even difficult 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. 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 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 is great.The ravenThis is now my favourite poem ever I m currently looking on to 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 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 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, Annabel Lee pure genius. Anything Edgar Allan Poe will always get 5 stars from me Every since I first read his work I loved it In his poems I especially like the fact that you can trace his life through them He also is a magnificent story teller through poems P.S this particular book has really cool illustrations paintings. 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. . 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 alot I 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. 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. A Edgar Allan Poe s lo le pagaron 9 d lares por publicar su poema en el Evening Mirror, pero de pronto se dio cuenta que hab a tocado el cielo con la manos Lo invitaban a distintas reuniones de la alta sociedad a recitar de un tir n su famoso poema, l gubre, melanc lico y fatalista Una obra de arte en la que la aliteraci n nos lleva, nos mece y nos hechiza Esta edici n es interesante en dos aspectos es biling e y El Cuervo est ilustrado por el m s grande ilustrador del siglo XIX, que fue Gustave Dor , quien tambi n hizo maravillosas ilustraciones de La Biblia, La Divina Comedia, El Para so Perdido, La Balada del Viejo Marinero y muchas obras m s Otros poemas incluidos en este libro son en tambi n dignos de disfrutar, como Annabel Lee, Ulalume, Eldorado, Las Campanas, A mi Madre y Solo En tan solo 160 p ginas, lo mejor del poemario de Poe, quien nos muestra unos de sus costados menos conocidos el sensible, puesto que as era realmente en su vida real.