#1: David (david152) on Jun 25, 2020
My first thought...Noel. (It looked like a Christmas tree ;-) )#2: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Jun 25, 2020 [SPOILER]
From my favorite poem of all time.#3: Bill Eisenmann (Bullet) on Jun 25, 2020 [SPOILER]
Many people only know Edgar Allan Poe as the father of the horror story. "The Bells" is an amazing celebration of the English language where each stanza describes a different type of bell in words that magically evoke the various materials (silver, golden wedding bells, iron funereal bells) or emotions ("alarum" [fire alarm, but needed an extra syllable]. Incredible meter.
Here's a link:
So now you know that this bell is silver.#4: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Jun 25, 2020 [SPOILER]
and don't forget tinnitus!#5: Kathy Cain (kathycain) on Jun 25, 2020 [SPOILER]
I agree with Bill. This is one of my favorite poems.#6: Aurelian Ginkgo (AurelianGinkgo) on Jun 25, 2020
I remember singing a song in choir in high school based on this poem about just the bright and cheery bells, and tintinnabulation was in the lyrics. The word always stuck with me because it was fun to say.#7: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Jun 25, 2020
I enjoyed the puzzle and the story. Thank you.#8: Carol Brand (KarylAnn) on Jun 26, 2020
Bill you are always so quick witted so your reference to poetry surprised me! Thanks, I didn't know this poem and you are right; it is just wonderful! Thanks for the puzzle and the story.#9: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Jun 26, 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXHsY1eoIzA#10: Teresa K (fasstar) on Jun 28, 2020
Poe's name is repeated in the onomatopoeia of the poem, of the poem, of the bells, bells, bells.#11: JoDeen Mozena (ozymoe) on Jun 29, 2020 [SPOILER]
I had to read that poem aloud in my Junior English class in high school. It's a surprisingly difficult poem to interpret well. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself...then imagine you are reading it in front of a roomful of your 16 year old peers. lol
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