Justine

Justine, or The Misfortunes of Virtue  is a 1791 novel by Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade. Justine is set just before…

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To a Stranger

Whitman wrote this poem in his typical free-verse style. It consists of one ten-line stanza. Whitman also uses his signature list structure to invoke the…

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The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe (published 1845) Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of…

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Annabel Lee

“Annabel Lee” is the last complete poem composed by American author Edgar Allan Poe.  The narrator, who fell in love with Annabel Lee when they…

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