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.


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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