Quirky Creative Fact: Edgar Allan Poe Originally Wanted a Parrot Instead of a Raven in His Famous Poem

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Here’s a quirky creative fact…

Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted a parrot to repeat the word “nevermore” in his famous poem, The Raven. However, he apparently decided a parrot “didn’t fit the melancholy tone that his poem was going for, and he settled on a raven.”


* Source: Buzzfeed; Image: adrianamelnic.ro

* FYI: Facts are collected from various places and CAC does its best to fact-check them all but there’s always a chance we’ve been fooled by a quirky creative faux-fact.