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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poet and the Poem

This is a Poem ‘X’ written by ‘Y’ in 1845. Give me Both.

"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 some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.’

……………… (few paragraphs have been skipped)………..

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately ‘X’ of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more. "

....................(Few more paragraphs follow)...................................

This is a Pop Culture reference of ‘X’ in ‘The Simpsons’

ANSWER

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

4 comments:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Poet and the Poem

This is a Poem ‘X’ written by ‘Y’ in 1845. Give me Both.

"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 some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.’

……………… (few paragraphs have been skipped)………..

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately ‘X’ of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more. "

....................(Few more paragraphs follow)...................................

This is a Pop Culture reference of ‘X’ in ‘The Simpsons’

ANSWER

The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

4 comments: