the bells by edgar allan poe

tray blount

christmas bells

  • "what a world of merriment their melody foretells".
  • "how they twinkle, twinkle, twinkle, in the icy air of night"
  • keeping time, time, time, in a sort or runic rhyme

wedding bells

  • "hear the mellow wedding bells"
  • "what a world of happiness their harmony foretells"
  • "what a gush of euphony voluminously wells

fire/alarm bells

  • hear the loud alarum bells
  • what a tale of terror their turbulency tells
  • how they scream out their affright

funeral bells

  • what a world of solemn thought their monody compels
  • at the melancholy menace of their tone
  • from the rust within their throats