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" Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend ! " I shrieked, upstarting. " Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore ! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken ! Leave my loneliness unbroken ! — quit the... "
Wilson's Book of Recitations and Dialogues: With Instructions in Elocution ... - Page 139
by Floyd Baker Wilson - 1869 - 188 pages
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Heaven, Hell, and the Victorians

Michael Wheeler - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 279 pages
...(936). His last use of the past tense, in describing his 'upstarting' and shrieking at the bird (' "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form...from off my door!" / Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore" ', 101- 2), leads into the continuous present of a fixed state in the final stanza, where is sketched...
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Nevermore!: Edgar Allan Poe : the Final Mystery

Julian Wiles - 1995 - 80 pages
...bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting — "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie...form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven "Nevermore." (Everyone applauds but all POE hears is the cry of the Raven, high above.) I cracked the door of darkness...
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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1995 - 48 pages
...bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting— "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie...loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door! Take thv beak from out mv heart, and take thv form from off mv door!" ^ J j J Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."...
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The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry

Jay Parini, Axinn Professor of English Jay Parini - Poetry - 1995 - 757 pages
...bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting— "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off...
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Nineteenth-century American Poetry

William C. Spengemann, Jessica F. Roberts - Poetry - 1996 - 447 pages
...parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting; "Get thee back into the tempest and the night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! 100 Leave my loneliness unbroken! quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and...
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A Companion to Poe Studies

Rabbi Eric Carlson - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 604 pages
..."The Philosophy of Composition" by pointing to the "undercurrent" of meaning in the narrator's shriek, "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door" (line 101). These words "dispose the mind to seek a moral in all that has been previously narrated"...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - Reference - 1997 - 625 pages
...astronomer, poet. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, st. 49, trans, by Edward FitzGerald, first edition (1859). "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." EDGAR ALLAN POE, (1809-1845) US poet, critic, short-story writer. "The Raven," st. 17 (1845). First...
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Roman Ingarden's Ontology and Aesthetics

Jeffrey Anthony Mitscherling - Philosophy - 1997 - 245 pages
...apparent the "undercurrent of meaning" that runs through the poem. The seventeenth stanza concludes: "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore!" "It will be observed that the words, 'from out my heart/ involve the first metaphorical expression...
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Edgar Allan Poe: A Critical Biography

Arthur Hobson Quinn - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 864 pages
...bird or fiend!' I shrieked, upstarting— 'Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie...form from off my door!' Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore.'" A lesser artist would have ended the poem here. But Poe knew that action is transitory, so he wrote...
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...suddenly there came a tapping. As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 8811 'The Raven' it being Sunday, had Divine Service. 364 (results of a 1997 tourist survey) The overall impresslo POGREBIN Letty Cottin 8812 Boys don't make passes at female smart-asses. 8813 No labourer in the world...
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