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Poe's "The Raven"

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One of the most popular American poems, "The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe was published on January 29, 1845. Once upon a midnight dreary," the poem begins. That poem braught fame to it's author, but it did not bring riches. Did you now that Poe was payed just $15 for his masterpiece! Each year in Baltimore, Maryland, a mysterious visitor leaves roses at Poes' grave on the eve of his Birthday.

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One of the most popular American poems, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe, was published on January 29, 1845. "Once upon a midnight dreary," the poem begins. That poem brought fame to its author, but it did not bring riches. Did you know that Poe was paid just $15 for his masterpiece? Each year in Baltimore, Maryland, a mysterious visitor leaves roses at Poe's grave on the eve of his birthday.

 

Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
Copyright © 2004 Education World

 

08/20/2004
 

 

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