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Please help my class with the anagram on the home page. We have been working on this since Nov. 6. Our school is very small and we plan to close at the end of this school year. We really would like to know the answer before we close our doors! karen

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2002


What anagram? What web site? Poe's anagrammatic poems are easilyy solved to reveal names of woman friends starting with the first letter of each line then finding the next name letter in the seond letter of the second line, etc.

-- Anonymous, January 14, 2002

In response to the reply-I did e-mail you but am uncertain as to the protocal here so will tell you we have been working on that theory and still can't come up with an answer. karen

-- Anonymous, January 15, 2002

Well, I don't know too much about A.P. poems, but for example about the system of.. Tarr and Feather, of course he added an extra R, because he wanted to hide the word Tar, this novel (the extra letter) was copied by Jules Verne with Phileas Fogg(using an extra G)to hide the word Fog. Both writers hided many secret messages using anagrams,and of course Jules Verne was a fan of Allan Poe, and imitated many ways to hide those words and messages. I can't expand too much because is a lot of study with this.(By the way,in the Travel around the world in 80 days, J.V. wrote about a mormon who was punished because bankrupcy, covered with Tar and then Feathers!too much coincidence!of course is not).

-- Anonymous, January 16, 2002

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