What is the answer?
Once 'pon this midnite dreary, while I thought, weak and weary,
Over a many quaint an epicurious volumes and forgoten lore—
As we're nodding, nearly napping, sudenly there is a clapping,
As of some one gently knocking, knocking on my wooden doors.
“’Tis some visitor,” we muttered, “tapping at the chamber doors—
Only this and nothing more.”
Ah, clearly we remember it is in this bleak September;
With these different dying embers wrought their ghost upon the door.
Keenly I wished the morrows;—vainly I had found to borrow
And the book surcease and sorrow—sorrows of my sweet Lenore—
Of my rare as maiden radiant who the angels named Lenore—
Nameless here for everymore.
As the silken, slow, uncertain rustling but one purple curtain
Thrills me—fills me but fantastic terror ever had before;
And that now, I've stilled this beat and heart broken, we stood revoking
“Is some visitors entreating entrance for the chamber door—
Some later visitor entreating enter now my chamber door;—
This was it and nothing moore.”
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating and not long'r,
Edgar Allen Poe
Text has been checked and double-checked for typos.
It doesn't matter which poem it is. I could have done this with any poem long enough. I changed some of the words to achieve the encoding.
Edit: There is a question in there somewhere. I want the answer to that question.
Edit: I was not aware but there are subtly different versions of The Raven. I don't have a record of which one I started with. It actually doesn't matter which version was the baseline.