The Bells: and Other Poems

The Bells: and Other Poems

by Edgar Allan Poe


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Hear the tolling of the bells-Iron bells! What a world of solemn hought their monody compels! In the silence of the ight ,How we shiver with affright At the melancholy menace of their tone! For every sound that floats From the rust within their throats Is a groan. And the people-ah, the people-They that dwell up in the steeple, All alone, And who, olling, tolling, tolling, In that muffled monotone, Feel a glory in so rolling On the human heart a stone-They are neither man nor woman-They are neither brute nor human-They are Ghouls: And their king it is who tolls; And he rolls, rolls, rolls, Rolls A paean from the bells! And his merry bosom swells With the paean of the bells! And he dances, and he yells; Keeping time, time, time ,In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the paean of the bells-Of the bells.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798720288853
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 03/21/2021
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Creator of the modern detective story, innovative architect of the horror genre, and a poet of extraordinary musicality, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) remains one of America’s most popular and influential writers. His books of collected tales and poems brim with psychological depth, almost painful intensity, and unexpected — and surprisingly modern — flashes of dark humor and irony.

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