Tis some visitor tapping at my chamber door, only this and nothing more.
As the man was nearly napping there came a tapping at his chamber door.
Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door- Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; This it is, and nothing more
The uncertain rustling of each purple curtain thrilled, and filled the man with fantastic terrors never felt before.
Sir, or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you- here I opened wide the door
His soul grew stronger, he hesitated no longer..
Thy thou crest be shorn and shaven, thou, art sure no craven, ghastly grim and ancient Raven wondering from the nightly shore- tell me what thy lovely's name is on the Night's Plutonian shore.
As he turned back into his chamber, he heard a tapping louder than the one before, and stepped outside his chamber door once more
Prophet!,thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! - Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted- On this home by Horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore- Is there- is there balm in Gilead?- tell me- tell me, I implore
The man became angrier and angrier at the Raven bird
Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked, upstarting- "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!
the Raven never flitting, still is sitting on the pallid bust of pallas above my chamber door