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The eerie tales of Edgar Allan Poe remain among the most brilliant, enduring, and influencial works in American literature. But Poe is also the author of some of the most haunting poetry ever written--poems of love, death and loneliness that have lost none of their power to enthrall in this unique Signet Classic edition.


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The eerie tales of Edgar Allan Poe remain among the most brilliant, enduring, and influencial works in American literature. But Poe is also the author of some of the most haunting poetry ever written--poems of love, death and loneliness that have lost none of their power to enthrall in this unique Signet Classic edition.

30 review for The Complete Poetry

  1. 4 out of 5

    Brittney Andrews (beabookworm)

    "All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream." The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming. Reviewing a fictional collection of poems that were inspired by Mr. Poe's life was a bit of a daunting task--seriously, how does one successfully go about reviewing the deepest and darkest moments of s "All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream." The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming. Reviewing a fictional collection of poems that were inspired by Mr. Poe's life was a bit of a daunting task--seriously, how does one successfully go about reviewing the deepest and darkest moments of someone else's real life? I am sure it is agreeable to say that poetry is extremely subjective, especially when one is writing about the death of not only one wife but two. Personally, I admire Mr. Poe's work. All of it. Even the poems that I struggled to fully comprehend. You will find it difficult to read Mr. Poe's work aloud and not weep along with him. His writing is hauntingly stunning and mentally stimulating. These poems were able to provoke such a deep and profound emotion out of me whether I could relate to them or not. My Top 3 Edgar Allan Poe Poems: 1. Annabel Lee 2. A Dream Within a Dream 3. The Raven

  2. 3 out of 5

    Teresa Proença

    "Em visões do breu nocturno e incerto Sonhei com o prazer de outrora... Mas um sonho desperto, pela aurora, Deixou-me o coração deserto. Que faz senão sonhar sempre acordado Aquele que olha de soslaio As coisas em redor, e com um raio Apontado para o passado? Aquele sonho santo... visionário, Enquanto o mundo escarnecia, Me acalentou, tal chama que irradia Guiando uma alma solitária. E embora aquela luz, na tempestade E breu, tremesse lá distante... Que mais podia haver de tão brilhante No astro claro da "Em visões do breu nocturno e incerto Sonhei com o prazer de outrora... Mas um sonho desperto, pela aurora, Deixou-me o coração deserto. Que faz senão sonhar sempre acordado Aquele que olha de soslaio As coisas em redor, e com um raio Apontado para o passado? Aquele sonho santo... visionário, Enquanto o mundo escarnecia, Me acalentou, tal chama que irradia Guiando uma alma solitária. E embora aquela luz, na tempestade E breu, tremesse lá distante... Que mais podia haver de tão brilhante No astro claro da Verdade?" ____________________ "Embora eu gire, não posso voar... Não consigo partir. Quero tentar, mas não ouso deixar Meu coração fugir. E sofrem meus anseios tal quebranto... E a arte, em sonhos presa, entretanto, Me enleva em seu encanto. Assim, a cobra que reluz Oculta sob a árvore da floresta Encanta a ave e a seduz A descer e espreitar pela giesta: Como essa ave, o amante Em torno do seu fado há-de pairar Até findar o mágico instante E — como eu — tombar." ____________________ The Raven (Gustave Dore - Perched Upon A Bust Of Pallas) Annabel Lee (James McNeill Whistler - Annabel Lee)

  3. 4 out of 5

    MischaS_

    I'm a way too big fan of Edgar Allan Poe to rate it differently. Out—out are the lights—out all! And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, “Man,” And its hero, the Conqueror Worm. But even I have to say that there are some of his poem that I do not particularly like. Such as Al Aaraaf and The Bells. However, my all-time favourite remains unchan I'm a way too big fan of Edgar Allan Poe to rate it differently. Out—out are the lights—out all! And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, “Man,” And its hero, the Conqueror Worm. But even I have to say that there are some of his poem that I do not particularly like. Such as Al Aaraaf and The Bells. However, my all-time favourite remains unchanged. You cannot do better than The Raven. “Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!— And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted—nevermore!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Steven

    When I was younger I was under the impression Poe was just a sort of mad man writer who seemed fixated on creepy imagery, death, shadows, fear, etc. either because he was some mad genius, had a mental disorder, or was unduly affected by his fondness for alcohol. In reading his poems one gets a less distorted and shallow sense of the man: he was, essentially, lonely. He craved companionship and love like most humans. However, it appears he felt that Fate, God, and the Universe were unspeakably cr When I was younger I was under the impression Poe was just a sort of mad man writer who seemed fixated on creepy imagery, death, shadows, fear, etc. either because he was some mad genius, had a mental disorder, or was unduly affected by his fondness for alcohol. In reading his poems one gets a less distorted and shallow sense of the man: he was, essentially, lonely. He craved companionship and love like most humans. However, it appears he felt that Fate, God, and the Universe were unspeakably cruel to have taken his young bride(barely 14 when he married her and a cousin t'boot!) away from him so early on; this seems to have triggered a grieving and sorrow in him he did not know how to dispel other than with the numbing effects of copious booze. He does not seem to have drowned himself in drink in order to create and write, but to self-medicate a deep pain: Poe was a very romantic man. His weakness for beauty and his romantic heart were what haunted his soul. He was very intimate with darkness, the moon, the blackness of his personal sense of loss, and a profound, tormenting grief. This theme of love sadly lost is woven throughout a good many of the poems in this collection. Even his best known poems such as The Raven are suffused with his sorrow and sense of his own life as accursed. His very portrait on the front of this collection is very telling if one but covers his forehead and chin and looks at his eyes. A few of the poems are more upbeat and hopeful, but even in these he seems to be celebrating a joy that was much too ephemeral to allow him much genuine solace. His poetry is rarely obscure and difficult to read, unlike that of some poets who just leave me shaking my head in bewilderment as to the meaning. As a whole, this book is one very clear, soul-rattling shriek back at life, the life of a very talented man unable to wrestle himself from his aching sorrow. I recommend you read this if you think he was just a dark, trippy writer of stories about a pit and pendulum, a tell tale heart, a black cat; in his poetry he reveals the sad, all too human man he was beyond the dark tales and creepy shadows his pen took us to. He consoled himself with that most human of visions: that his lost love one was in paradise, a paradise he was unable to even approach in his all too short life.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jelena Milenković

    Perhaps the most appealing poems to be read out loud. Some I like more than others. Some I struggled to understand. Some needed my concentration and devotion to be felt. All in all, an enjoyable collection, if Poe can be ever called enjoyable.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Julia Sapphire

    3.5 out of 5 stars “I saw no heaven — but in her eyes.” Let me just say that I adore Poe and his work. I find his stories and poems fascinating. I did not enjoy some of these poems though. The ones I loved I really did adore. This edition includes all 48 of his poems!! Fav's: The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour. To Lake: Alone The City in the Sea The One in Paradise Bridal Ballad The Raven Annabel Lee For Annie Least Favorites Song A Dream Sonnet- To Science Al Aaraaf To Helen Sonnet-Silence

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anoud Q

    It took me awhile to finish this poetry book like 3 months?!! yes !! three months!! Not because it's bad, nope! I found myself drowned with work and the desire to read such a classic almost evaporated, but I was really patient and determined to resume reading these poems. I found many poems beautifully done and yes I found one to be a favorite, too. I struggled a bit with some poems, but I survived, at last. I relish Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I can't contain myself of buying anything for him, so It took me awhile to finish this poetry book like 3 months?!! yes !! three months!! Not because it's bad, nope! I found myself drowned with work and the desire to read such a classic almost evaporated, but I was really patient and determined to resume reading these poems. I found many poems beautifully done and yes I found one to be a favorite, too. I struggled a bit with some poems, but I survived, at last. I relish Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I can't contain myself of buying anything for him, so this can tell you something! I would definitely go back and reread these poems once again

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca (Coffeebooksandjournals)

    3.75 ★

  9. 4 out of 5

    Brandon Forsyth

    Just gonna say it - aside from "The Raven", and a couple other pieces that really speak to Poe's understanding of rhythm, I didn't see a whole lot here.

  10. 3 out of 5

    Mike

    Probably best when read drunk and listening to Lustmord.

  11. 3 out of 5

    Özlem Güzelharcan

    Kapak tasarımı (sert kapak, çarpıcı font ve renkler): Şahane Kağıt: (Saman, sayfalar büyük, okuması zevkli): Şahane İçerik: Hikayelerini daha çok sevsem de şiirlerini de seviyorum, Poe sonuçta!: Güzel. Çeviri: Kötü. Maalesef. Şiir çevirmek başka bir şey işte, içine ruh katmadan olmuyor bu iş, metin çevirmeye benzemiyor. Yani bir dili bilmek o dile ait şiirleri çevirmek için yeterli değil. Kelimelerle oynamak, farklı söylenişlerini bulmak, Türkçe'nin içine güzelce serpiştirmek gerekiyor bazen. Ben O Kapak tasarımı (sert kapak, çarpıcı font ve renkler): Şahane Kağıt: (Saman, sayfalar büyük, okuması zevkli): Şahane İçerik: Hikayelerini daha çok sevsem de şiirlerini de seviyorum, Poe sonuçta!: Güzel. Çeviri: Kötü. Maalesef. Şiir çevirmek başka bir şey işte, içine ruh katmadan olmuyor bu iş, metin çevirmeye benzemiyor. Yani bir dili bilmek o dile ait şiirleri çevirmek için yeterli değil. Kelimelerle oynamak, farklı söylenişlerini bulmak, Türkçe'nin içine güzelce serpiştirmek gerekiyor bazen. Ben Oğuz Cebeci çevirisinde bunu bulamadım ve daha ilk sayfalardan buna "taktığım" için kendimi şiirlerin büyüsüne de kaptıramadım maalesef. İyi ki kitapta şiirlerin İngilizce'leri de vardı. Yoksa büyük hayal kırıklığı olurdu benim için.

  12. 3 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I enjoyed the book overall. I adored some poems but found others to be tedious and confusing. Some poems were difficult to understand, and many, particularly the poems written for specific people, might have been more enjoyable if the book had provided some kind of information or context. Some of these poems just don't work in a vacuum. These poems range from romance to horror to fantasy, and there is even a drama included at the end of the book. The poems are given in reverse chronological orde I enjoyed the book overall. I adored some poems but found others to be tedious and confusing. Some poems were difficult to understand, and many, particularly the poems written for specific people, might have been more enjoyable if the book had provided some kind of information or context. Some of these poems just don't work in a vacuum. These poems range from romance to horror to fantasy, and there is even a drama included at the end of the book. The poems are given in reverse chronological order, and I was glad of the opportunity to observe Poe's style and skill progress with time.

  13. 3 out of 5

    Ann-Marie

    "Annabel Lee" has always been one of my favorite poems. I loved the haunting beauty and tragedy of it and the theme of eternal love. This little book is a great collection for those who like the chilling touch of the macabre in their poetry or even just evocative lyrics. On a quick side note, I like "The Raven" and have to admit that whenever I think of it I think of that Simpsons episode that has James Earl Jones reciting it with the help of Homer and Bart. Classic.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Büşra

    Araf ve Annabel Lee çok güzeldi 💚 Geç dönem şiirlerinin çoğunuda beğenerek okudum 🤗

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ben

    I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings cultivate the spirit and haunt the soul -- a better u I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings cultivate the spirit and haunt the soul -- a better use of my time at the present moment than grading assignments, though I must attend to that sooner or later. While some of the poems in this collection I have read very recently, such as "Annabel Lee," "To Helen," "A Dream within a Dream" and "The Raven" (four of my favorites that I read at least once a year), it's been probably a good decade or perhaps even a dozen years since I last read the complete poetry of Poe. And I was not the least disappointed. Much like the raven, Poe was a haunting visitor in my house over the past week, but a more welcome one than that "thing of evil." And like that bird, Poe continues to maintain his presence in my home long after closing the cover of this book. Often associated with the macabre, the horrific, death, the spectral forces of the world, there is much sweetness to be found in his poems, many dealing with themes of Beauty, Hope and Love, and many concerning themselves with the realm of dreams, which are often so much kinder than reality. While I still have my favorites, I was most affected in this reading by: "A Dream"; "To ________" ("That years of love have been forgot/In the hatred of a minute:--"); "Lenore"; "To F_______" ("[T]hy memory is to me/Like some enchanted far-off isle/In some tumultuous sea --/Some ocean throbbing far and free"); "The Conqueror Worm" (I remembered enjoying this one years ago, but I found a much greater appreciation for it on this re-reading); "Dream-Land" (the imagery here is brilliant: "Mountains toppling evermore/Into seas without a shore;/Seas that restlessly aspire,/ Surging, unto skies of fire"); and "Ulalume" ("These were the days when my heart was volcanic" called to mind the opening lines of Rimbaud's "Une Saison en Enfer": Once, if I remember well, my life was a feast where all hearts opened and all wines flowed"). In a Baudelairean fashion (though it was really Poe who influenced Baudelaire, as his works arguably enjoyed a greater appreciation amongst French readers in the 19th century than with Americans), Poe was often occupied with subjects such as Death, corpse-eating worms and ghoul-haunted woods. But, Poe -- like Baudelaire -- was a complex poet. His poems, though often dealing with the darker sides of human existence, also contain moments of lightness and sweetness. He deals with loneliness, death and despair, but also with beauty and truth. This October 7th marks the 164th anniversary of the death of Poe, and long after his death his art lives on, and through this he continues to move us.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Avishek Das

    oh he is something else, everytime i read & get my a** whopped... this is multi logit model and open new layers everytime... Mr. Poe you are great!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Harakeh

    No words can describe how much I love Poe's works. His poems can touch the heart and mind at the same time. His poem "Alone" will always be my favorite poem ever. “Alone” BY EDGAR ALLAN POE From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone— Then—in my childhood—in the dawn Of a most stormy life— No words can describe how much I love Poe's works. His poems can touch the heart and mind at the same time. His poem "Alone" will always be my favorite poem ever. “Alone” BY EDGAR ALLAN POE From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone— Then—in my childhood—in the dawn Of a most stormy life—was drawn From ev’ry depth of good and ill The mystery which binds me still— From the torrent, or the fountain— From the red cliff of the mountain— From the sun that ’round me roll’d In its autumn tint of gold— From the lightning in the sky As it pass’d me flying by— From the thunder, and the storm— And the cloud that took the form (When the rest of Heaven was blue) Of a demon in my view—

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rao Javed

    The feeling of incomplete is another thing, but accepting it with heart and soul for the rest of your life is the worst feeling in the world. There is that kind of incompleteness that we experience in Poe's poetry. All of Poe's poem have an absorbing quality, but somehow the tale is always the same which might be the man's worst nightmare...feeling of being without a woman. Poe's poem reflect some of the pangs of his personal life, and the biggest grief for Poe was always the loss of his wife. Th The feeling of incomplete is another thing, but accepting it with heart and soul for the rest of your life is the worst feeling in the world. There is that kind of incompleteness that we experience in Poe's poetry. All of Poe's poem have an absorbing quality, but somehow the tale is always the same which might be the man's worst nightmare...feeling of being without a woman. Poe's poem reflect some of the pangs of his personal life, and the biggest grief for Poe was always the loss of his wife. There are alot of dubious stereotype that a woman need man more than a man need woman, but Poe's life and poem are ultimate truth that it is man who needs woman more than anything in this world. All in all, the poems were touching and torturing as some of them were not that good, but I guess most of them were lovable.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Salayová

    “From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.” God, how I love the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. It has some weird almost musical elements to it, rhytm, that cannot be found in most of modern poems... Also, It reeks of melancholy, which I love. There is nothing like Edgar Allan Poe. I wish I could meet him. 5/5 Side note: Funny story, first time I have heard of the Raven was “From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.” God, how I love the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. It has some weird almost musical elements to it, rhytm, that cannot be found in most of modern poems... Also, It reeks of melancholy, which I love. There is nothing like Edgar Allan Poe. I wish I could meet him. 5/5 Side note: Funny story, first time I have heard of the Raven was on one episode of The Gilmore girls, where they had to suffer through listening to the poem over and over again and it felt like the most boring thing ever... Then I read it and fell in love with it and couldn´t understand why they hated it so much lol :D Oh how time flies :D

  20. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Rae

    "Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" was really good. Edgar Poe has always been one of my favorite poets. I love his dark style. I would have loved to have been able to meet and talk with him. The book of poetry was divided into seven sections. These are: Poems of Later Life, Poems of Manhood, Scenes from 'Politian,' Poems of Youth, Doubtful Poems, Prose Poems, and Essays. The section titles explain themselves. My favorite poems were the doubtful poems. They seem very melancholy and make m "Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" was really good. Edgar Poe has always been one of my favorite poets. I love his dark style. I would have loved to have been able to meet and talk with him. The book of poetry was divided into seven sections. These are: Poems of Later Life, Poems of Manhood, Scenes from 'Politian,' Poems of Youth, Doubtful Poems, Prose Poems, and Essays. The section titles explain themselves. My favorite poems were the doubtful poems. They seem very melancholy and make me wish I could go give him a hug. I would recommend this book to everyone who likes gloomy, mournful poetry. Sometimes it can seem happy, but usually not so if you don't think you'll like that, don't read it.

  21. 4 out of 5

    ♠️ TABI = 타비 ♠️

    How is it, that with my love the dark and beautiful stories, that I have never read Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry? I have no idea, but I’m glad I finally have! Some gave me shivers, some were gorgeous, and all had this undertone of longing in them. I loved them all, but have to say some favorites were ‘The Raven’ (that one line “Quoth the Raven – Nevermore!” is just so haunting and has so much meaning!) ‘Fairyland’ and ‘The Haunted Palace’. But they were all so good and such examples of older and yet How is it, that with my love the dark and beautiful stories, that I have never read Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry? I have no idea, but I’m glad I finally have! Some gave me shivers, some were gorgeous, and all had this undertone of longing in them. I loved them all, but have to say some favorites were ‘The Raven’ (that one line “Quoth the Raven – Nevermore!” is just so haunting and has so much meaning!) ‘Fairyland’ and ‘The Haunted Palace’. But they were all so good and such examples of older and yet still modern poetry.

  22. 3 out of 5

    Osman

    Yapılabilecek en kötü çevirilerden biri yapılmış. Daha önce MEB kitaplarında okuduğum Annabel Lee'nin çevirisi bile daha iyiydi. Birebir çevirmek yerine, çevirmen kendi uygun gördüğü sözcükleri seçmiş. Bu benim çevirilerde pek de hoşlanmadğım bir şey. Bazı kelimeler, ikilemeler atlanmış bile! O yüzden de eleştirilerim çevirmen ve yayınevi ile alakalı. Poe'nin şiirleri elbette malum... İthaki Yayınevi'ne ben pek yakıştıramadım. Süslü cildine, sert kapağına kanıp aldık.

  23. 3 out of 5

    Matthew Huff

    Lyrical, startling, moving, beautiful - everything I expected from Poe. Particular favorites: Annabel Lee Israfel The Raven A Valentine The Conqueror Worm The Coliseum Lenore Sonnet to Science

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rim Diab Marzouk

    Those two thoughts from the introduction and the afterword accurately describe my feelings towards Poe's poetry: "Only after you find that a poem by Poe goes on throbbing in your head, do you begin to suspect that you'll never forget it." "Poe wants to enthrall; you wish to be enthralled; his artistry, though at times a trifle bullying and crude, is absolute. You will be swept away by the sounds, you will be hypnotized; he has you forever in a dream within a dream."

  25. 4 out of 5

    Illiterate

    Annabel Lee and Dream within a Dream are tender elegies. But most of Poe’s poems have all the appeal of his tales.

  26. 3 out of 5

    Chad J Crase

    This is a brilliant collection of poetry and I would definitely recommend reading Edgar Allan Poe. I was keen to read 'the Raven' as I loved the Simpsons' rendition of this most famous work, but there's a lot here to enjoy. Although he is sometimes associated with gothic literature, I found his poetry to be more romantic than expected. Poe may not necessarily have been very popular with other poets or critics, but his writing became widely loved by the public for good reason. Many lines herein a This is a brilliant collection of poetry and I would definitely recommend reading Edgar Allan Poe. I was keen to read 'the Raven' as I loved the Simpsons' rendition of this most famous work, but there's a lot here to enjoy. Although he is sometimes associated with gothic literature, I found his poetry to be more romantic than expected. Poe may not necessarily have been very popular with other poets or critics, but his writing became widely loved by the public for good reason. Many lines herein are famous and there are certainly some very memorable and enjoyable poems in this collection. The foreword and afterword in this version are also quite interesting and skillfully explain the penetrating appeal of Poe's work. The only thing better would be to hear all of the poetry read by James Earl Jones.

  27. 3 out of 5

    Scott Knier

    When Hearing Poe's name, most people think of poetry, however it’s very difficult to find someone who knows something other than The Raven. Most of Edgar’s greatest hits tend to be in the short story section, with The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, or The Masque of the Red Death. However, some of his better, creepier, dreamier works are in his poetry. This book contains a very diverse amount of content from his first: Tamerlane in 1827, to his last and one of my all time favorite; The Be When Hearing Poe's name, most people think of poetry, however it’s very difficult to find someone who knows something other than The Raven. Most of Edgar’s greatest hits tend to be in the short story section, with The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, or The Masque of the Red Death. However, some of his better, creepier, dreamier works are in his poetry. This book contains a very diverse amount of content from his first: Tamerlane in 1827, to his last and one of my all time favorite; The Bells 1-4 in 1849. Though always thought of as creepy, there are still many moments of beauty: descriptions of nature, foggy dreams, love for a beautiful girl, and elfin odes to those who "put out the star-light/With the breath from their pale faces/About twelve by the moon-dial...". Though in many of these, he goes back to his “stereotypical-self”, and adds a melancholy atmosphere. For example, look at "Bridal Ballad," whose narrator assures us that she is happy, but who is haunted by the "dead who is forsaken," her former lover. As you can see, Edgar Allen Poe isn't just a one hit wonder with the lines “Tis' some visitor...tapping at my door, only this and nothing more”, but a diverse onion with layers still no one has penetrated through.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tasniem Sami

    أؤمن ان الشعر هو تحكم في السياق ، ذلك ما يعطيه هذه القدرة علي " العنف علي الكلام" العادي للبشر ، يُشبِّه ادجار الان بو أثر القصيدة كأثر "الدمغ بالشمع" مما يعني ان للقصيدة أثرين - أحدهما قريب والآخر بعيد لا أقصد في الفاصل الزمني .هناك قصيدة لشيللي يشبه تأثيرها هذا " الدمغ بالشمع " - القصيدة دافئة ، خيالها رقيق وأثيري ، لكن تشعر دائماً انه ليس بالعمق الذي شعر به الشاعر هذا الذي أستيقظ ليلاً من أحلام حُلوة عن محبوبته ليسبح في النسيم المُعطر لليلة صيفيه http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/... هناك ق أؤمن ان الشعر هو تحكم في السياق ، ذلك ما يعطيه هذه القدرة علي " العنف علي الكلام" العادي للبشر ، يُشبِّه ادجار الان بو أثر القصيدة كأثر "الدمغ بالشمع" مما يعني ان للقصيدة أثرين - أحدهما قريب والآخر بعيد لا أقصد في الفاصل الزمني .هناك قصيدة لشيللي يشبه تأثيرها هذا " الدمغ بالشمع " - القصيدة دافئة ، خيالها رقيق وأثيري ، لكن تشعر دائماً انه ليس بالعمق الذي شعر به الشاعر هذا الذي أستيقظ ليلاً من أحلام حُلوة عن محبوبته ليسبح في النسيم المُعطر لليلة صيفيه http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/... هناك قصيدة تشير لشئ يشبه ذلك عند بو نفسه - أقصد الطبيعة المزدوجة للأشياء - تظهر معظم الأشياء في صورة قالب و مُحتوي ، عقل ومادة ، روح وجسد https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/s... يُثير اهتمامي هذا الشئ مؤخراً ، الاهتمام بالقالب الشعري جداً لأنه مهم ، أشعر أن جزء من قوة شعر هو الاهتمام بقالبه ومحتواه - فالقالب هو مادة الفكر في الشعر ؛ يستمد منه العقل التلذذ في رؤية الأشياء متساوية ومنضبطة بينما يقدم المحتوي مادة لشئ آخر ولا أقصد بالمحتوي الخيال أو الأفكار او حتي الصور الذهنية أعتقد اني أقصد الصدق ، ما يجعل الكلام مطابقاً للفكر .

  29. 5 out of 5

    Apolo

    I'm decidedly quite underwhelmed by Poe's poetic persona, in all honesty. Leaving aside his tour de force- The Raven (which doubtless has a well-deserved fame, albeit, in spite of its spell-binding cadence not devoid of weaknesses either, that is to say sporadic losses of momentum), and a couple of other poems, which are in one way or another intriguing or curious and stand out from the rest of the tedious bunch (Alone, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, The Bells etc.), Poe's poetry is, making no bones abou I'm decidedly quite underwhelmed by Poe's poetic persona, in all honesty. Leaving aside his tour de force- The Raven (which doubtless has a well-deserved fame, albeit, in spite of its spell-binding cadence not devoid of weaknesses either, that is to say sporadic losses of momentum), and a couple of other poems, which are in one way or another intriguing or curious and stand out from the rest of the tedious bunch (Alone, Ulalume, Annabel Lee, The Bells etc.), Poe's poetry is, making no bones about it - fairly run-of-the-mill. It is gray, it is dull, it is prosaic. (And here I feel like I have to reiterate that he has indeed some truly compelling masterpieces and they do not fall under this mini-shower of withering epithets ). There's next nothing to it, as a matter of fact. And that's it for me, as I do not want to make some De.Niro-turns-on-Trump scene..

  30. 3 out of 5

    Kacie

    This collection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe is filled with poetry speaking of death, hope, hopelessness, the sense of time and how everything changes as days go by. Some of it is rather gloomy but at the same time many of these selected poems bring words of wisdom as well as hope. Most of the poem's are relatable to Poe's life. "A Dream Within A Dream" discusses the death of Poe's wife. He cannot seem to let go of the memory of his love and it shows his hope and despair. Each and every poem is f This collection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe is filled with poetry speaking of death, hope, hopelessness, the sense of time and how everything changes as days go by. Some of it is rather gloomy but at the same time many of these selected poems bring words of wisdom as well as hope. Most of the poem's are relatable to Poe's life. "A Dream Within A Dream" discusses the death of Poe's wife. He cannot seem to let go of the memory of his love and it shows his hope and despair. Each and every poem is filled with many literary devices such as rhyme, repetition, alliteration and metaphor. Though all from an older time period every single poem keeps you wanting more! Poe shows his own emotion in all of his writings.

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