Sunday, October 30, 2016

Weekend Round-Up

Best weekend poem

The Raven, by American poet Edgar Allan Poe, was written in 1845. It is one of Poe's most famous and best-recognized works. It is the story of a mysterious talking raven who visits a young man who misses the woman he loves (Lenore) who has died.

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Something to think about in this poem...The unnamed narrator appears in a typically Gothic setting with a lonely apartment, a dying fire, and a "bleak December" night while wearily studying his books in an attempt to distract himself from his troubles. He thinks occasionally of Lenore but is generally able to control his emotions, although the effort required to do so tires him and makes his words equally slow and outwardly pacified. However, over the course of the narrative, the protagonist becomes more and more agitated both in mind and in action, a progression that he demonstrates through his rationalizations and eventually through his increasingly exclamation-ridden monologue. In every stanza near the end, however, his exclamations are punctuated by the calm desolation of the sentence "Quoth the Raven, 'Nevermore,'" reflecting the despair of his soul.

Best links for using up leftover Halloween candy 
Cook's notes: Maybe your kids have scared up way too much candy. Make the leftovers vanish with these sweet, creative treats.
Kit Kat Bars
Tiramusi Dessert (uses 5 Heath Bars)
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1 comment:

  1. You are making me wish I had purchased more candy. Most of those recipes sound chocolately yummy.

    Happy Halloween! How was the party?