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"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

"The unanswerable riddle has been answered, and has been answered for many years. Lewis Carroll himself wrote the answer after being badgered by people nonstop since the book's original publication. He said that, in the original book, there was no answer. To end the pain of ceaseless inquisitive fan letters, though, he went ahead and thought up an adequate response that he put in preface to later editions. Carroll's answer to why a raven is like a writing desk? "Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!" I'm sure your thighs are now sore from the repeated slapping they took after you read that line. Originally, it was supposed to be a little funnier than that. Carroll spelled 'never,' as 'nevar' — 'raven' spelled backwards — but a proofreader erased the inverted pun before it was published."

I've always wondered what the answer to that was >w>...

I'm also happy with the answer: "Because Poe wrote on both."

To explain, in his era, Edward Allen Poe likely wrote his stories at a Writing Desk, which is sometimes slanted (Ex: www.deskideasforyou.com/wp-con… ) but can also be like a normal desk (Ex: www.pompy.com/p/1088/gallery/l… ).
One of his more widely known poems is "The Raven". It's a narrative poem, published in January 1845, that was often noted for it's musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, daughter of Triton in Greek Mythology, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word "Nevermore."
(A link to the poem can be found here, if you're interested: www.bartleby.com/102/84.html)

In conclusion, seeing as Poe wrote UPON a writing desk ON a raven, that answer makes sense all around if you see the play on words~

Wow, okay this turned into more of a history/literature lesson than intended XD
I hope at least someone was interested
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