Monday, July 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: Poe Parrot

While The Raven may be one of Edgar Allen Poe's most famous works, he once considered a parrot as the bird in the poem. While parrots can "talk", he did think they didn't fit well with the tone of the poem. Quoth the Parrot "Nevermore."?

17 comments:

  1. Really Adam?! You find GREAT facts!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. I love Poe and didn't know about the parrot.

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  3. Haha! Nice fact :-)

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  4. Really? That is very interesting. I do prefer the raven.

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  5. Good call going with the raven, Poe.

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  6. Parrot may talk back too much

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  7. that is certainly hilarious

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  8. I read the raven in high school but I don't remember anymore what it was all about.

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  9. my favourite play of this author is " The black cat" and now it is my niece´s too because I read her an adaptation for children and she is always asking me to read that tale again. Kisses:)

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  10. As a big Poe fan, I didn't know this. That would have been a terrible call.

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  11. That definitely would've changed the entire tone of the poem.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  12. No, no, a parrot would not have been a good fit. Glad he changed it!

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