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The Bells

The Bells

  

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

Poe throws some fancy and tricky words in here, like he always does. But the thing that matters most in this poem is the sound of the words, not their meaning, so even if the words are a bit unfamiliar, just trust your ears. With a little bit of help from Shmoop, you shouldn't have any trouble on this climb.

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