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" Be that word our sign of parting, bird, or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting: "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken! Quit the bust above... "
Zehn schottische Lieder verdentscht von W.B. Macdonald. Schott. und Deutsch - Page 64
1854
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Poetical readings and recitations, by R. and T. Armstrong

Robert Armstrong (master of Madras coll) - 1866
...Nevermore!" " Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend," I shriek'dj upstarting, " Get thee back into the tempest, and the night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as in token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken,—quit the bust above my door,—...
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The Poetical Keepsake: Consisting of the Sweetest Poems

American poetry - 1866 - 480 pages
...bird or fiend !" I sliri upstarting — " Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plut shore I Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spi Leave my loneliness unbroken! — quit the bust above my < Take thy beak from out my heart, and...
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The baptist Magazine

1866
...poem, despite all our attempts at self-justification, it casts its shadow on the soul, and we cry, " Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off iny door" in vain. We should like to cast it from \is and banish it into oblivion, but like the sword...
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Sanders' Rhetorical, Or, Union Sixth Reader: Embracing a Full Exposition of ...

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1862 - 600 pages
...XVII. " Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting— '•' Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore...that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off...
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Roman Ingarden's Ontology and Aesthetics

Jeffrey Anthony Mitscherling - Philosophy - 1997 - 245 pages
...apparent the "undercurrent of meaning" that runs through the poem. The seventeenth stanza concludes: "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore!" "It will be observed that the words, 'from out my heart/ involve the first metaphorical...
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography

Arthur Hobson Quinn - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 864 pages
...of action: " 'Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked, upstarting— 'Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!...heart, and take thy form from off my door!' Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore.'" A lesser artist would have ended the poem here. But Poe knew that action is transitory,...
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The Master Key

L. W. De Laurence - 1998 - 410 pages
...that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting, — "Get thee back into tlie tempest and the night's Plutonian shore ! Leave no...heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!" And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...suddenly there came a tapping. As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 8811 'The Raven' it being Sunday, had Divine Service. 364 (results of a 1997 tourist survey) T Raven, 'Nevermore'. POGREBIN Letty Cottin 8812 Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses. 8813 No...
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Literary Theory and Criticism

Edgar Allan Poe, Leonard Cassuto - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 193 pages
...narrative which has preceded them. The under current of meaning is rendered ftrst apparent in the lines — "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my dixir!" Quoth the Raven "Nevermore!" emblematical — but it is not until the very last line of the...
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Scratching the Woodchuck: Nature on an Amish Farm

David Kline - Nature - 1999 - 205 pages
...(referring to the crow's near kin and look-alike) did nothing to help matters — especially the lines "Take thy beak from out my heart, / and take thy form from off my door! / Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'" In our part of Ohio, crows begin nest-building in late March and early April....
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