While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
tap tap tap
Back then into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning. Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before
tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!
thing of evil!-prophet still, if bird or devil!- whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore
On this home of by horror haunted-tell me truly, I implore!
Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!
his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming; and the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; and my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floorshall be lifted-nevermore!