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" 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. " "Tis... "
The Children's Garland: From the Best Poets - Page 191
by Coventry Patmore - 1862 - 344 pages
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Poems and Essays on Poetry

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Collections - 2003 - 150 pages
...hand! Ah, Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land! The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary, while 1 pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While 1 nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at...
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A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

Vivian R. Pollak - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 312 pages
...one need only think of the hypnotic alliteration and rhythms of Poe's extremely popular "The Raven." Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak...rapping at my chamber door — "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more."18 Poe's dense use of alliteration,...
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Twentieth-century Chinese Translation Theory: Modes, Issues and Debates

Tak-hung Leo Chan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 275 pages
...which the entire poem rhymes is extremely difficult to imitate in translation. Take these two verses: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak...rapping at my chamber door. " 'T'is some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more." *** But the Raven still beguiling...
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500 Years of New Words

Bill Sherk - Reference - 2004 - 312 pages
...that bird might remind you of Edgar Alan Poe's poetic masterpiece "The Raven," which begins thusly: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak...rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — "Only this and nothing more." Ah, distinctly I remember it...
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Know It All! Grades 6-8 Reading

Russell Kahn, Princeton Review (Firm) - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 195 pages
...by naming their football team after him. Here is the first stanza of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven": Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak...rapping at my chamber door. "Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more." Which of the following contains...
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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - Fiction - 2009 - 576 pages
...reigns upright, I have wandered home but newly From this ultimate dim Thule. [1844-1849] THE RAVEN Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak...rapping, rapping at my chamber door — " Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — Only this and nothing more." Ah, distinctly I...
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500 Years of New Words

Bill Sherk - Reference - 2004 - 312 pages
...that bird might remind you of Edgar Alan Poe's poetic masterpiece "The Raven," which begins thusly: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak...some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ""Pis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door — "Only this and nothing more." Ah,...
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Borges' Travel, Hemingway's Garage: Secret Histories

Mark Axelrod - Fiction - 2004 - 195 pages
...the United States by advocating the same economic philosophy, thus confirming Graham's genius. 25. "Once upon a midnight dreary while I pondered weak...nodded nearly napping suddenly there came a tapping, of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door." The truth is, the tapping at the chamber door...
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Literary Ideas and Scripts for Young Playwrights

Lisa Kaniut Cobb - Education - 2004 - 176 pages
...descriptions and decide how many characters are involved in the action. The Raven Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak...While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. " 'Tis some visitor," I muttered,...
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Poetry: The Basics

Jeffrey Wainwright - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 223 pages
...alliteration, rhyme, repetition and emphatic metres. In The Raven' he employs an eight-stress trochaic line: While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came...some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door However, we can see that these very long lines actually have a decided break in the middle: As of some...
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