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The Divine Right Of Kings

Edgar Allan Poe 1809 (Boston) – 1849 (Baltimore)



The only king by right divine
Is Ellen King, and were she mine
I'd strive for liberty no more,
But hug the glorious chains I wore.

Her bosom is an ivory throne,
Where tyrant virtue reigns alone ;
No subject vice dare interfere,
To check the power that governs here.

O! would she deign to rule my fate,
I'd worship Kings and kingly state,
And hold this maxim all life long,
The King — my King — can do no wrong.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme AABB CCXX DDEE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 422
Words 82
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. more…

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