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Who Wrote It: Edgar Allan Poe or an Emo Band?

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1. "Deep in earth my love is lying / And I must weep alone"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

2. "String from your tether unwinds / Up and outward to bind / I was spinning free / With a little sweet and simple numbing me"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

3. "I stand amid the roar of a surf-tormented shore"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

4. "And all of the corpses / Walk step by step / To the rhythm of their once beating hearts"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

5. "Dressed in a fashion that's fitting to the inconsistencies of my moods"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

6. "Every moment of the night / Forever changing places / And they put out the starlight / With the breath from their pale faces"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

7. "Come, let the burial rite be read / The funeral song be sung / An anthem for the queenliest dead / That ever died so young"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

8. "Lay still, like the dead / From the razor to the rosary / We could lose ourselves / And paint these walls in pitchfork red"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

9. "Never to suffer would never to have been blessed"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

10. "Die young and save yourself"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

11. "And all I loved, I loved alone"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

12. "I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow"

A) Edgar Allan Poe
B) Emo Band

13. "Leave my loneliness unbroken"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

14. "And I know in my heart we all die / Like the day and the night / Like the sun in the sky"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

15. "...Years of love have been forgot in the hatred of a minute"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

16. "Exhale, another wasted breath / Again it goes unnoticed"

A) Emo band
B) Edgar Allan Poe

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Answers: 1:A; 2:A; 3:A; 4:B; 5:B; 6:A; 7:B; 8:A; 9:B; 10:B; 11:B; 12:A; 13:B; 14:A; 15:B; 16:A

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