Upon opening the window, a raven intrudes, perching itself atop a head of a goddess. "Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door."
The protagonist demands the raven states its name and intentions. "Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian Shore!" Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."
The protagonist finds the apparent name of the Raven peculiar despite remaining inquisitive, pondering his intentions. "Though its answer little meaning-little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living being Ever yet was blessed with being a bird above his chamber door."