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" This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But... "
Zehn schottische Lieder verdentscht von W.B. Macdonald. Schott. und Deutsch - Page 62
1854
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Twentieth-century Chinese Translation Theory: Modes, Issues and Debates

Tak-hung Leo Chan - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2004 - 275 pages
...front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore —...ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore." Apart from more, the matching of dreary and weary, and napping and rapping in the first stanza is not...
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Gender and the Poetics of Reception in Poe's Circle

Eliza Richards - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 238 pages
...speaker sits in the velvet chair that was her habitual resting place in order to compose his poem: This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall...
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Integration-Ready Architecture and Design: Software Engineering with XML ...

Jeff Zhuk - Computers - 2004 - 609 pages
...front of bird and bust and door Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore — What this grim, ungainly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking 'Nevermore.' — Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven, 1845...
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Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric and Style

Brett Zimmerman - Literary Collections - 2005 - 408 pages
...thereat is" ... which are triumphs in their way. There is metric absurdity and bathetic overwriting: "What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore/ Meant in croaking 'Nevermore!'" There is witless alliteration and assonance rather than true punning: "Whether Tempter sent, or whether...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - Poetry - 2006 - 748 pages
...front of bird, and bust and door; then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore —...reclining on the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er, but whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, she shall...
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Edgar Allen Poe - "The Philosophy of Composition"

Babette Lippmann - 2007 - 72 pages
...of bird, and bust and door; 12 Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore —...whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; 13 This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that...
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Wayward Journey: Joems

Joseph Soonsin Lee - Poetry - 2007 - 164 pages
...he was thinking Thinking about me, an ominous bird of yore, as he stared without blinkingWhat I, a grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore." This he sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing My fowl fiery eyes now burned into his bosom's...
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