Friday Fun Facts: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Parrot”?

Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted to use a parrot in his poem. But, he realized that a parrot didn’t work with the melancholy tone of the poem. So, he chose a raven to repeat “nevermore” in his poem that became “The Raven.” It was originally published in 1845.

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Posted on October 18, 2013, in Edgar Allan Poe, Fun Facts, inspiration, poetry, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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