One dreary midnight, while I was almost sleeping, I heard a tapping at my door. "Tis some visitor tapping at my chamber door. Only this and nothing more." I told myself. I heard it again and reassured myself and thought maybe it was the rare and radiant Lenore and went to open the door.
I understand now.
I opened the door, scared to see something I didn't want to see. However, nothing was there. So I turned to go back to sleep when I heard it again but louder. I tried to say it was just the wind and ran to the window.
I opened the window and a raven came flying in and perched right next to the bust of Pallas just above my door. "What thy your name be?" I asked the raven. "nevermore" He replied. This is crazy! I thought to myself. "Are you some sort of demon with such name as Nevermore?"
"Or maybe this is a blessing and I will go back to sleep and when I wake up you will have left." "Nevermore" Bird replies. "What startling thing you are but I think I understand. You must only be able to say nevermore."
Curious I put my seat by the door and watched the bird, wondering why it is here and what its purpose is. Then the bird stared down at me with fiery eyes. The air began to get heavy and it felt like I was breathing in poison. I drank to try and forget my problems but the bird said "Nevermore."
"You are an evil raven. Help me- Help me- Tell me is there hope for me." "Nevermore" Raven replies. "I want Lenore. Is Lenore in heaven? If you can get to heaven tell Lenore I love her. "Nevermore" "GET OUT! Lenore IS in heaven. I know she is. LEAVE!" "Nevermore"