Poe's The Raven
Started by TheDruid 3X3, 14th October 2019 01:06 in Poetry, Books & Writing

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    I was watching my Edgar Allen Poe Biographical History Program when I thought about why he chose the Raven to use as the Bird of Yore instead of the Crow.

    My best guess is that the Raven is a Bird of Lore that is Worshiped by the Aboriginal Natives of North America and thus presents a Spiritual Glore to the Poem he was Writing.

    Was there some other type of Bird he could have had in Store for the Poem?

    Maybe the Bald Eagle which is a Bird that anyone can Adore.


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    Did the programme cover the fact that E A Poe and his sister were both introduced to Gin and Heroin as small children - as a way of keeping them quiet? This could account for some of the very strange things he wrote. His sister died in poverty and degradation as a prostitute living on the streets.

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    The Biography Program mentioned his Mother and some of her History but never mentioned anything about a Sister.

    The Program also states that his Mother contracted Tuberculosis and Died when Poe was just about 6 Years Old though and that she made her Living as a quite a Talented Singer. But that Occupation was considered as just about the same level as being a Prostitute back in those days.



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    Christopher Lee was the Actor who played Saurumon in LOTR wasn't he?

    If so, I believe he has Passed On to become Nothingmore.


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    In Poe's Wikipedia listing mentions a Younger Sister Rosalie Poe but of her Nothingmore.

    So I did a Google to see what lay in Store for Sister Rosalie Poe.

    And this is the Story of Lore of Rosalie Poe.

    She has a Findagrave Listing for Rosalie where she now Sleeps Forevermore:


    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...-mackenzie-poe


    Mentions she had Hardships but of her being a Prostitute does not say Anything More.


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    Looks like the Findagrave Article is a Copied and Pasted from this Link about Rosalie:
    https://worldofpoe.blogspot.com/2009...salie-poe.html

    Does say she ran a Scam of Selling Articles attributing them to having been owned by Edgar Allen that were never actually Owned by Edgar at all.

    But nothing about her having been a Prostitute.


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    TheDruid 3X3
    Christopher Lee was the Actor who played Saurumon in LOTR wasn't he?

    Yes - he did, Kino, but he is even more famous for playing Dracula in several films, he also starred in the origin "Wicker Man", he narrated several audio books, he was a trained opera singer and also an author. A great talent - sadly lost to the world.


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    Looks like the Findagrave Article is a Copied and Pasted from this Link about Rosalie:
    https://worldofpoe.blogspot.com/2009...salie-poe.html

    Does say she ran a Scam of Selling Articles attributing them to having been owned by Edgar Allen that were never actually Owned by Edgar at all.

    But nothing about her having been a Prostitute.
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    The information came from a YouTube video documenting the lives of the sisters of famous people.

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    Found This:



    It states the same History as on the Wikipedia Listing but does not mention her going into Prostitution.


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    Actually - it does.

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    On the Evening of Halloween, I find Vincent Price's Recital of The Raven:



    Best Recital I Have Heard So Far!


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