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People who appreciate dark humor are more likely to have higher levels of intelligence.  (, )
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‘The Raven’ was almost ‘The Parrot’. When Edgar Allen Poe first conceived of the poem, he wanted a ‘melancholy’ feel and planned to use ‘nevermore’ as a refrain.  Deciding that a talking, non- reasoning animal would be the best way to repeat the word, Poe first thought of a parrot – until he realized ravens are ‘equally capable of speech, and infinitely more in keeping with the intended tone.’ (, )