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:

Cloudia said...

Really Adam?! You find GREAT facts!


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Mary Kirkland said...

I love Poe and didn't know about the parrot.

Bob Bushell said...

Fancy that?

Dascha said...

Haha! Nice fact :-)

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Good call going with the raven, Poe.

Pat Hatt said...

Parrot may talk back too much

DEZMOND said...

that is certainly hilarious

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Amusing indeed.

Saucy Siciliana said...

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

Vett Vandiver said...

interesting

Pilar Domínguez said...

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:)

Christine said...

interesting.

A Beer for the Shower said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

He made the right decision.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

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

Rowena @ rolala loves

Theresa Mahoney said...

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