Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Lenore


Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
Let the bell toll!- a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river;
And, Guy de Vere, hast thou no tear?- weep now or nevermore!
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  • Rookie Zoe Wallace (6/12/2010 8:44:00 PM)

    My middle name is Lenore, named after his poem, 'The Raven'. I found this poem a few months ago and memorized it right away. It's so pretty! ! <3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Riina Turkey (10/17/2008 7:31:00 PM)

    soooooo amazing! ! ! ! wow! ! ! ! and i think it IS about his wife virginia, poor Edgar, he had such a tormented life......but he is just so deep! i love him, he's amazing! !

    oh yea, spekin of lenore,
    http: //www.freewebs.com/lenore23/index.htm GO TO IT! ! ! !
    its cool, whoever the person is, they're site is based on lenore, she has the poem EVERYWHERE! ! ! its interesting though, her vids and stuff......just thought i'd post the link since it has to do with lenore. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stacey M (9/7/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    It is true that many of his poems are said to be inspired by his wife's death of TB at 24 yrs old. However her name was Virginia. (she was also his cousin, by the way) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sakura Tomoko (8/10/2008 7:03:00 PM)

    Lenore was the name given to his wife who died from TB. She is referred to in the Raven by 'Whom the angels name, Lenore' (nameless here forever more)
    He also wrote Anabel Lee about her. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ripper Moore (4/4/2008 12:57:00 PM)

    Many poems can have meanings which, perhaps, the author did not intend. Poe depicts someone (himself?) attempting to deal with the grief inherent in the loss of a loved one, especially the tragedy of a youthful demise. To me, however, this poem is a reminder that the process and ceremony of a funeral is not for the benefit of the deceased, it is for the living, the ones left behind, who must continue to live, and come to terms with the fact that someone who was a part of their life is now gone. Whether we weep or rage or celebrate, or all of them in turn, like in this poem, the funeral gives us the opportunity and venue. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Riquetta Elliott (10/19/2007 10:46:00 AM)

    Poor Lenore so young she doesn't deserve to die hell it should a been her lover who think he loved her lie to her. Poor sweet Lenore.

    -I like it was grief and sadness in this poem. (Report) Reply

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