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Okay, now that that is out of the way, I will share my Poe-etic project with you. It was difficult narrowing down to just one poem, but the poem that I ultimately chose to use is Spirits of the Dead.
The box is also embellished with metal wings and crown. On the sides of the shrine I have written out the words of the poem, and on the top the title and E.A.Poe, just in case it comes across someone who doesn't recognize the poem. The words on the front of the box are from the last line.
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I am not quite sure if this is complete. It feels a little unfinished to me, but I decided to leave it as-is for now and come back to it later to see. I don't want to overwhelm the meaning of the box by adding a bunch of crap to the canvas, but who knows. Hopefully later on I will have a fresh perspective, and I'm also open to opinions so feel free to tell me what you think in a comment.