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" Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore: Till... "
New National Fifth Reader - Page 456
by Charles Joseph Barnes, J. Marshall Hawkes - 1884 - 480 pages
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Reading at the Social Limit: Affect, Mass Culture, and Edgar Allan Poe

Jonathan Elmer - 1995 - 259 pages
...dialectically sublate these opposed notions of the purely artificial and the spontaneously genuine: "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock...and followed faster till his songs one burden bore." The narrator here manages to have things both ways: while the bird's utterance is reduced to the purely...
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Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

Fredric Lown, Judith W. Steinbergh - 1996 - 172 pages
...before; On the morrow he will leave me as my hopes have flown before." Then the bird said, "Nevermore." Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly...the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never — nevermore/" But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled...
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The Presence of Camoes: Influences on the Literature of England, America ...

George Monteiro - 1996 - 189 pages
...Allan Poe employs the "master-disaster" rhyme in "The Raven," that great poem of irrevocable loss: "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock...the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never — nevermore.'"39 Poe not only anticipates Bishop's "master-disaster" rhyme but, remarkably,...
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Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Various - 1996 - 496 pages
...On the morrow he will leave me as my hopes have flown before." 60 Then the bird said, "Nevermore." Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly...and followed faster till his songs one burden bore, 65 Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never — nevermore.' '' Then, upon...
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography

Arthur Hobson Quinn - 1997 - 864 pages
...Poe in the Broadway Journal to read as we now have it. In the American Review it had read in part: "Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster— so, when Hope he would adjure, Stern Despair returned, instead of the sweet Hope he dared adjureThat...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - 1999 - 332 pages
...— On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before." Then the bird said, "Nevermore." Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly...the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never - nevermore.' '' But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 pages
...— On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before." Then the bird said "Nevermore." Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly...the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never-nevermore.' " But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling, Straight I wheeled...
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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - 2000 - 627 pages
...On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before." 60 Then the bird said "Nevermore." Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly...and followed faster till his songs one burden bore — 65 Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never — nevermore.' " But the...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - 639 pages
...by those who were intimate with him, a reflection and an echo of his own history. He was that bird's "unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster followed...and followed faster till his songs one burden bore of 'Never — nevermore.'"7 DH Lawrence said he believed that Poe was "concerned with the disintegrative...
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Romancing the Shadow: Poe and Race

J. Gerald Kennedy, Liliane Weissberg - 2001 - 320 pages
...spoken" reply, the speaker assumes that it is merely parroting the words of "some unhappy master": "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock...and followed faster till his songs one burden bore — " (Mabbott, 1:367) The speaker's words link the "croak" of the raven with the master-slave relation...
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