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Poem noun An imaginative composition on verse Poetry noun Art or work of a poet Though I had difficulty getting books from the library I did find one unexpected source I discovered a neighbour with a library After hours of reading and discussions have come to the conclusion that of all the poems I have discovered while researching this essay I was particularly struck by The Raven written by Edgar Allan Poe It is a poem that will stay with me I will try to give you my thoughts and feelings on this poem in the following essay I will explain my feelings verse by verse through the whole poem Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak and weary Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore - While I nodded nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping As of some one gently rapping rapping at my chamber door T is some visitor I muttered tapping at my chamber door - Only this and nothing more The first verse is a man remembering the past remembering how weak and weary he felt He remembers himself almost falling asleep next to the fire and a good book and as he is just about asleep he hears a tapping at the door which he considers is a visitor that he want to ignore You can almost feel how tired he is and how he does not want to get up and answer the door Ah distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor Eagerly I wished the morrow - vainly I had sought to borrow From my books the surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore - For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore - Nameless here for evermore In this verse he
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