Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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  • Dan Reynolds (9/23/2014 7:30:00 AM)

    You show some promise, but the archaic language lets you down. Try to read some good contemporary poets and expand your thoughts without the restriction of form.

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  • * Sunprincess * (7/1/2014 2:15:00 PM)

    ........in my honest opinion, edgar allan poe should be in the top three of the top 500 poets...his work and achievement of so many masterpieces is truly outstanding...he has more than proven himself worthy of this special honor....and definitely, he has secured his place in history, as a leading poet of all time...I would love nothing more, than to see poe take a special seat beside shakespeare....and in conclusion, if you haven't read any of poe's work then you are in for a special treat....enjoy!

  • Oone Tattered (4/8/2014 5:49:00 AM)

    Dreams, your poem came to me in the inbox, I have been reading your elegant work...

  • Potato Picker (2/18/2014 6:13:00 PM)

    lost short poem by edgar allan poe:
    potatoes,
    round,
    shinny,
    dirty,
    evial,
    happy,
    cat like,
    all i see is mash,
    how can you eat your own kind,
    you stupid potato.
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    . you just wasted all that time reading, get a life c:

  • Potato Picker (2/18/2014 6:10:00 PM)

    Cat potatoes are sexy and i dont know why edgar allen poe didnt write about thembut damn cats are sexy potatos. I will date a cat potato. Please come back to life to write about how sexy cat potatos are

  • Ally Davies (1/16/2014 10:33:00 PM)

    As much as Whitman, a poet ahead of his time.

  • Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 12:30:00 AM)

    In his short works, Poe often plays upon the idea of a double, where the narrator has a doppelganger that represents his subconscious or his primal instincts. In some cases, as in Ulalume, the double acts as the manifestation of instinctive wisdom, and here the narrator's Psyche tries unsuccessfully to guide him away from the path to Ulalume's tomb because she knows that he will encounter grief and seeks to protect him. In other situations, as in The Raven, the narrator encounters a double that embodies his deepest fears, which in turn eventually overpower his conscious, rational self. Although the narrator of The Raven initially ignores the message of the intruding bird, he concludes the poem by interpreting its word nevermore as the denial of all his hopes; he has projected his soul into the body of the bird. In both cases, the poetic separation of the two halves creates a dramatic dialogue that highlights the narrator's inner struggle.

  • Cookie Crenshaw (12/4/2013 12:19:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe helped me realise that not everything is good or bad... It's just a dream within a dream... I love his poems, stories, and the man himself...

  • Nanette Russo (11/15/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    My favorite poem of Edgar Allan Poe is The Raven.

  • Andres Sanchez (10/9/2013 3:18:00 PM)

    Very good poet who has a dark tone to his poems and who has a good poetic sense and to the people whom disliked him BIG MISTAKE

An Enigma

"Seldom we find," says Solomon Don Dunce,
"Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet.
Through all the flimsy things we see at once
As easily as through a Naples bonnet-
Trash of all trash!- how can a lady don it?
Yet heavier far than your Petrarchan stuff-
Owl-downy nonsense that the faintest puff
Twirls into trunk-paper the while you con it."
And, veritably, Sol is right enough.

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