The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe, Killis Campbell

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ISBN-13: 9780341891444
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

The father of the detective novel and an innovator in the genre of science fiction, Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) made his living as America's first great literary critic. Today he is best remembered for his short stories and poems, haunting works of horror and mystery that remain popular around the world.
W. Heath Robinson (1872–1944) illustrated more than 60 books, including Bill the Minder, The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, and The Water Babies as well as several volumes of stories and poems by Rudyard Kipling.

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CHAPTER 1

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered,
Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak December,
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
Then, me thought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! — prophet still, if bird or devil! —
Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil! — prophet still, if bird or devil!
"Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting —
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
The Bells

I

Hear the sledges with the bells —
II

Hear the mellow wedding bells,
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
III

Hear the loud alarum bells —
Of the bells Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
IV

Hear the tolling of the bells —
ULALUME

The skies they were ashen and sober;
Here once, through an alley Titanic,
Our talk had been serious and sober,
And now, as the night was senescent And star-dials pointed to morn —
And I said — "She is warmer than Dian:
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,
Thus I pacified Psyche and kissed her,
Then my heart it grew ashen and sober As the leaves that were crisped and sere —
BRIDAL BALLAD

The ring is on my hand,
And my lord he loves me well;
But he spoke to reassure me,
And thus the words were spoken,
Would to God I could awaken!
(Continues…)



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Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION
PREFACE AND DEDICATION TO THE VOLUME OF 1845

POEMS
The Raven
The Bells
Ulalume
Bridal Ballad
Lenore
A Valentine
An Enigma
To Helen
Annabel Lee
For Annie
To F__s S.__ d
To__ __
The City in the Sea
The Conqueror Worm
The Sleeper
The Coliseum
Dreamland
Eulalie
To my Mother
Eldorado
To F__
To One in Paradise
Hymn
A Dream within a Dream
To Zante
The Haunted Palace
Silence
Israfel
To Mr. L. S.__
The Valley of Unrest

POEMS WRITTEN IN YOUTH
To Helen
Sonnet: To Science
Spirits of the Dead
Evening Star
Fairyland
The Lake: To__
A Dream
A Paean
"The Happiest Day"
Alone
Stanzas
To__
To the River
To__
Song
Dreams
Romance
Tamerlane
Al Aaraaf
Notes to Al Aaraaf

SCENES FROM POLITIAN

LETTER TO MR. __

ESSAY ON THE POETIC PRINCIPLE

ESSAY ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPOSITION

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