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The Haunted Palace

The Haunted Palace

  

by Edgar Allan Poe

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Before beginning his writing career, Poe went to the military academy at West Point (although he was expelled after eight months). (Source.)

Seraphs (7) have plenty of pinions. In Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sources they are angels with two or even three sets of wings. (Source.)

Poe's parents were travelling actors, who died before he was three. That's terrible for a little kid, but we can see how he got started writing dramatic horror stories. (Source.)

The largest palace in the world was built for the Sultan of Brunei. It has 1800 rooms and a 110-car garage. That's just way too much vacuuming for us. (Source.)

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