Poe Revisited. New York: Broadway Publishing Company, 1907. I fairly chuckled at the idea; and perhaps he heard me; for he moved on the bed suddenly, as if startled.
I am Edgar Allen Poe
It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night. 7 The narrator reasons that the bird learned the word "Nevermore" from some "unhappy master" and that it is the only word it knows. It was a low, dull, quick sound -much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton. 3 The first line, for example (with / representing stressed syllables and x representing unstressed Syllabic structure of a verse 6 Stress / x / x / x / x / x / x / x / x Syllable Once up- on a mid- night. 38 In addition to the title poem, it included "The Valley of Unrest "Bridal Ballad " The City in the Sea " Eulalie " The Conqueror Worm " The Haunted Palace " and eleven others. " Poe 's 'Nevermore A Note as collected in American Literature. 35 They also published a collection of his poetry called The Raven and Other Poems on November 19 by Wiley and Putnam which included a dedication to Barrett as "the Noblest of her Sex".