Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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  • Rookie - 696 Points 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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  • Bronze Star - 5,737 Points * 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!

  • Rookie 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...

  • Rookie 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:

  • Rookie 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

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

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

  • Freshman - 1,562 Points 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.

  • Rookie 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...

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

    My favorite poem of Edgar Allan Poe is The Raven.

  • Rookie 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

To Helen - 1848

I saw thee once- once only- years ago:
I must not say how many- but not many.
It was a July midnight; and from out
A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring,
Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven,
There fell a silvery-silken veil of light,
With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber,
Upon the upturned faces of a thousand
Roses that grew in an enchanted garden,

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