By Edgar Allan Poe
This epic poem supplies an account of a Turkic ruler named Tamerlane, who conquered kingdoms to win strength, whereas giving up that which his middle wanted most.
Despite the truth that his first released works have been books of poetry, in the course of his lifetime Edgar Allan Poe used to be well-known extra for his literary feedback and prose than his poetry. in spite of the fact that, Poe’s poetic works have considering that develop into as recognized as his well-known tales, and mirror related topics of puzzle and the macabre. “Tamerlane” is considered one of Poe’s earliest works and gave its identify to his first released book—Tamerlane and different Poems.
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Looking down at the child, at its bluish eyelids showing a faint crescent of bluish white against its lead-colored cheeks, the moist shadow of hair capping < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 its skull, its hands uplifted, curl-palmed, sweating too, thinking Good God. Good God. (S 262) The woman drew the box out from behind the stove and stood above it, her hands still hidden in her shapeless garment. ''I have to keep him in this so the rats cant get to him, "she said.
But nowhere was any sign of husbandryplow or tool; in no direction was a planted field in sightonly a gaunt weather-stained ruin in a sombre grove. . (S 206) . . looking down at the child, at its bluish eyelids showing a faint crescent of bluish white against its lead-colored cheeks, the moist shadow of hair capping < previous page page_22 next page > < previous page page_23 next page > Page 23 its skull, its hands uplifted, curl-palmed, sweating too, thinking Good God. Good God. (S 262) The woman drew the box out from behind the stove and stood above it, her hands still hidden in her shapeless garment.
If it matched the carbon typescript, we have to assume that Faulkner made the punctuation changes himself, in ink, before submitting it or instructed Wasson or some other editor to make the changes. I can discover no pattern in the carbon typescript's punctuation of the Benjy section that would justify retaining the three different methods in the new edition; that is, there are no punctuation distinctions between black and white speech, for example, or between past and present time. Clearly, then, we have to accept the regularized punctuation of the published book's Benjy section as more nearly representing Faulkner's intention than the carbon typescript does.