‘The Raven’ is commonly considered to be Edgar Allan Poe’s poetic masterpiece. It details a harrowing night in the speaker’s life that includes incessant knocking and a talking raven that only says one word–“Nevermore.”
This is one of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous and celebrated works, characterized by dark and melancholy themes. Poe's unique style and use of imagery, as well as his exploration of the macabre and supernatural, have cemented his place as one of America's most influential poets.
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
‘Annabel Lee’ by Edgar Allan Poe is a lyrical narrative ballad about a man who is haunted by his lost lover, Annabel Lee.
'Annabel Lee' has gained quite a bit of fame for its gothic atmosphere, easily memorizable rhymes, and ability to fuse whimsy with horror.
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;