Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door-
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."
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Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven Illustrated by Dore
Poe's Grave in Baltimore, MD
Poe's House in Baltimore, MD
Poe Museum in Richmond, VA
Poe's Cottage in New York City
Edgar Allan Poe Art
Edgar Allan Poe book from 1882
Illustrations by Manet