I love Poe. When I was in middle school my Mom gave me a leather bound copy of the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. I'm sure it sat in my room for weeks or months until I cracked open the cover. That first night, I memorized The Raven. I literally sat in my maroon bean bag chair, didn't take phone calls and repeated the poem over, over and over until I had it down pat.
I would reread the poem very, very frequently. Not sure why as a preteen I loved it so much... In fact the short stories often gave me nightmares but The Raven. That was a thing of beauty.