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Poll: My Emulation of Poe

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#1 mike_

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:03 AM

'Ye Gods... that image of which I write... that horrendous monstrosity, the belching refuse of mankind's toil and shambling folly. Every night and morn and waking eye and sleeping thought is consumed with it. How - how - how might I describe it? It is lower than all other revulsion - the horror of the mother at her stillborn babe, the spine-tingling shock and appall at the sight of one's lover in the arms of another, all pale in fear and comparison. I am left with that damned image.

The storm shrieks and shudders outside the walls. It is an unnatural monster - all heinous thunder and pompous lightning, but no rain. Nay, nay, nay. It is not the true wrath of the Gods - not mighty Zeus upon his mighty throne, nor the work of great one-eyed Odin and his wolves in the Northlands. This is but their play - the very whim of their passing thoughts. The Gods outside... they care not for this one mortal man, nay this boy. Nor for that twice-damned image burned in his heart and mind and eyes and soul.

What now might I do against such a foe? Take up this broken glass, and, and put it out? Just stab and cut and slash and scream until all is black? What might I do? What might you do? Play it off as a farce, you coward? Pretend it isn't there? Give into that damned temptation, the very nature of base human instinct, and bury your head in the sand? In your ass? Pray tell, friend, what would you do? What would you do?

For I am left with the thrice-damned image. Yes.. yes. Awry. All must have gone awry - what God would allow for this to come to pass? Yes. Yes yes yes! Awry! All has gone awry! And now - now for the night!'


EDIT: Not really what I wrote for English, as I forgot the notebook at school (again) and wrote up a variant on it. What do you think?

Edited by mike_, 16 May 2009 - 03:15 AM.


#2 Elvenlord

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:09 AM

Awesome mike. Though not completely like him, you did pull off his style rather well.

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#3 {IRS}Athos

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:10 AM

Is there a "sort of" choice? On one hand, you really got the emotions down. On the other hand, it's not a Poe-ish plot, nor did Poe mention the Norse gods often (at least, not in his writing that I've read). Add a reference to Pallas, will you? :xd:
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#4 mike_

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:15 AM

Is now :xd: and I figured I'd shake things up with the Odin remark.

Thanks for the compliments, everyone :p




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