Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore -
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door -
Only this and nothing more."
Thus begins The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe, one of the creepiest poems of all time. It's perfect reading for advanced level English learners - especially with the more difficult vocabulary defined. Here are some further Halloween resources for this upcoming season of trick or treat.