Here’s a virtual movie of the great Edgar Allan Poe reading his much loved and very dark poem “The Raven” ………. courtesy of Jim Clark at Poetryanimations!
The Raven” is a narrative poem by the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in January 1845.In our opinion, it is the ultimate “Halloween classic”!
Poe claimed to have written the poem very logically and methodically. His intention was to create a poem that would appeal to both critical and popular tastes, as he explains in the follow-up essay: “The Philosophy of Composition”. The poem was inspired in part by a talking raven in the novel Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of ‘Eighty by Charles Dickens. Poe borrows the complex rhythm and meter of Elizabeth Barrett’s poem “Lady Geraldine’s Courtship”.
HAVE A HAPPY, SAG=FE AND GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT HALLOWEEN!!!