Today’s poet: Edgar Allan Poe!
Robin is a deep admirer of some of Poe’s narrations and poems. Here are his top 3!
Masque of the Red Death
The original title was “Mask of the Red Death” but the editor of the newspaper rejected it saying it needed complete reworking before it could be published. Poe changed “mask” in the title to “masque” but didn’t change anything else. He resubmitted it and the editor said it was okay now.
A poetic masterpiece about a broken man mourning the death of his girl and getting a visit from an uncanny raven one stormy night.
The Cask of Amontillado
Robin was 15 when he first read this story and until now he can’t see a bottle of amontillado without thinking about the plot of this narration instantly.