This is a westernized reading of “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe in accordance with this assignment, which asks us to read something with this accent. Hopefully I don’t sound too southern in the mix. Sometimes I get carried away.
Putting this together was an adventure. I had to reread this a lot of times and cut it down significantly while editing so it wouldn’t run for more than a couple minutes. I only took three stanzas of the whole poem to read aloud. After I finally got a good reading into Audacity, I downloaded some sounds from Freesound and mixed it in to give more of an ambiance behind the reading.
Overall I think it worked out nicely. I love this poem, and I wouldn’t have associated it with western themes of any kind, so changing it up like this was a cool way to alter a classic.