First Time Using HTML

here's regular text for comparison

here's some really STRONG text that can't be seen in the headline text

I'm not really sure what I'm doing here but I'm trying to learn and understand HTML. I'm not sure how much is going to stick after the first exercise and readings. I am still really new to this and think this is a foreign language.

Here is the text on the right?

Oh wow, if this works then my text should be aligned in the center.

Thats pretty funky!

I'm not too sure what'll be here but I hope it looks cool.

I'm going to just type in a poem on the next couple of lines just to fill up some space.

The Raven

Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends
have flown
On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes
have flown before."
Then the bird said

-Edgar Allan Poe

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
-Lord Byron

My Heart Leaps Up

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
– William Wordsworth