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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... "
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 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-—...eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more 1 sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated...
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Reading at the Social Limit: Affect, Mass Culture, and Edgar Allan Poe

Jonathan Elmer - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 259 pages
...as the next stanza indicates: 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." The final absorption in the project of understanding is emphasized here by the enjambment on the word...
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Reading and Writing Poetry with Teenagers

Fredric Lown, Judith W. Steinbergh - Education - 1996 - 172 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...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 press,...
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Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Various - Poetry - 1996 - 496 pages
...Of 'Never — nevermore.' '' Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking 70 Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore, What...whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; 75 This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 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 lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er, She shall...
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Doctor Leeds' Selection of Popular Epic Recitations for Minstrel and Stage Use

Robert X. Leeds - Poetry - 1999 - 332 pages
...door; Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what his ominous bird of yore — What this grim, ungainly,...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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Complete Poems

Edgar Allan Poe - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 627 pages
...of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking 70 Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore —...whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; 75 This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that...
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Dwelling Poetically: Educational Challenges in Heidegger's Thinking on Poetry

Ḥayim Gordon - Education - 2000 - 121 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...ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore." In a mood of anxiety a person may sink into a linking of fancy unto fancy, thinking ominous depressing...
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Edgar Allan Poe

Thomas Streissguth - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2001 - 112 pages
...speak only one word: "Nevermore!" 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." The air in the room grows thick. The narrator screams angrily at the bird and demands to know what...
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Favorite American Poems

Paul Negri - Poetry - 2002 - 144 pages
...seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself 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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