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The Raven Quotes

19 of the best book quotes from The Raven
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“Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;”
Edgar Allan Poe
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The Raven
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fear
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“Leave my loneliness unbroken”
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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
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“Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
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“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore...”
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To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;
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Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore –
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Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
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And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
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Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning
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And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted – nevermore
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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
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In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
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“Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
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“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
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“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil! – Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
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Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
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“Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting
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From my books surcease of sorrow – sorrow for the lost Lenore – For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore –

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