The Raven 88 words

  1. Plutonian
    of or relating to or characteristic of Hades or Tartarus
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  2. quaff
    to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
    "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee
    Respite - respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore:
    Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
  3. ungainly
    lacking grace in movement or posture
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  4. beguile
    attract; cause to be enamored
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  5. yore
    time long past
    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
  6. Pallas
    (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
  7. implore
    call upon in supplication; entreat
    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
    That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door; -
    Darkness there, and nothing more.
  8. gloat
    dwell on with satisfaction
    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!
  9. chamber
    a natural or artificial enclosed space
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  10. censer
    a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
    Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
  11. respite
    a pause from doing something (as work)
    "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee
    Respite - respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore:
    Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
  12. dirge
    a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  13. seraph
    an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child
    Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
  14. footfall
    the sound of a step of someone walking
    Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
  15. obeisance
    bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
  16. ominous
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  17. lattice
    an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
    "Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
    Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
    Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
    'Tis the wind and nothing more."
  18. ghastly
    shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  19. ebony
    hard dark-colored heartwood of the ebony tree; used in cabinetwork and for piano keys
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  20. decorum
    propriety in manners and conduct
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  21. cushion
    protect from impact
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  22. balm
    semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    -
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
  23. entreat
    ask for or request earnestly
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  24. tempest
    a violent commotion or disturbance
    -
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
  25. craven
    lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  26. rustle
    make a dry crackling sound
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  27. pallid
    abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore
  28. flutter
    flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements
    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
  29. mien
    dignified manner or conduct
    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
  30. beak
    horny projecting mouth of a bird
    Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
  31. fancy
    not plain; decorative or ornamented
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  32. grim
    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  33. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
  34. clasp
    hold firmly and tightly
    By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
  35. placid
    (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
    But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
    That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
  36. gaunt
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  37. bore
    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  38. flit
    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore
  39. Tell
    a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  40. burden
    weight to be borne or conveyed
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  41. core
    the center of an object
    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!
  42. sculpture
    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  43. quaint
    attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  44. rare
    marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore.
  45. entrance
    something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  46. desolate
    providing no shelter or sustenance
    -
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
  47. human being
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  48. fantastic
    extravagantly fanciful in design, construction, appearance
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  49. demon
    an evil supernatural being
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore
  50. engage
    consume all of one's attention or time
    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!
  51. marvel
    be amazed at
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  52. utter
    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered -
    Till I scarcely more than muttered, "other friends have flown before -
    On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
  53. Hope
    United States comedian (born in England) who appeared in films with Bing Crosby (1903-2003)
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  54. whisper
    speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
    But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
  55. scarce
    deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand
    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
    That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door; -
    Darkness there, and nothing more.
  56. discourse
    an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door -
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."
  57. disaster
    an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  58. thrill
    something that causes you to experience a sudden intense feeling or sensation
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  59. haunt
    follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    -
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
  60. peer
    look searchingly
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
    But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
  61. melancholy
    a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  62. link
    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  63. eagerly
    with eagerness; in an eager manner
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore.
  64. mortal
    subject to death
    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
    But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
  65. stern
    of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  66. ease
    freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!
  67. float
    be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore
  68. countenance
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
  69. separate
    standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
  70. wander
    to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  71. terror
    an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  72. divine
    a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!
  73. distant
    separated in space or coming from or going to a distance
    By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
  74. curious
    eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  75. sought
    that is looked for
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore.
  76. volume
    the property of something that is great in magnitude
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
  77. desert
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    -
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore -
    Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!"
  78. bend
    form a curve
    By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
  79. straight
    having no deviations
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  80. sink
    fall or descend to a lower place or level
    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
  81. store
    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  82. stream
    a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
    On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
    And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
    And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted - nevermore
  83. memory
    the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he hath sent thee
    Respite - respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore:
    Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
  84. stock
    a supply of something available for future use
    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never - nevermore'."
  85. somewhat
    to a small degree or extent
    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
    Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
  86. ancient
    belonging to times long past especially of the historical period before the fall of the Western Roman Empire
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore -
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
  87. repeat
    to say, state, or perform again
    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
    This it is, and nothing more."
  88. seek
    try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
    Nameless here for evermore.