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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe Poems

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Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
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2.
A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
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3.
Alone

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.
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4.
The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
...

5.
A Dream

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.
...

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

11 November 2014

During these fits of absolute unconsciousness I drank, God only knows how often or how much. As a matter of course, my enemies referred the insanity to the drink rather than the drink to the insanity. I had indeed, nearly abandoned all hope of a permanent cure when I found one in the death of my wife.

11 November 2014

You need not attempt to shake off or to banter off Romance. It is an evil you will never get rid of to the end of your days. It is a part of yourself ... of your soul. Age will only mellow it a little, and give it a holier tone.

11 November 2014

Men die nightly in their beds, wringing the hands of ghostly confessors ... on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed.

11 November 2014

The prince had provided all the appliances of pleasure ...: buffoons,... improvisatori,... ballet-dancers,... musicians,... Beauty,... wine. All these and security were within. Without was the "Red Death."

11 November 2014

As the strong man exults in his physical ability, delighting in such exercises as call his muscles into action, so glories the analyst in that moral activity which disentangles.

Edgar Allan Poe Comments

Fabrizio Frosini 13 January 2016

You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. E.A.P., 'A Dream Within a Dream' (1849)

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Potato Picker 18 February 2014

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . you just wasted all that time reading, get a life c:

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Swagger Mcjagger 10 January 2013

I like how his poems have a happy mood to them but they don't rhyme and poems have to rhyme

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Dan Reynolds 23 September 2014

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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Chris Bellen 13 February 2013

they do not have to rhyme to be poetry poetry is the heart real life live feelings dreams where u get your swagger again please do tell rap

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Sylvester Iorsombo 13 January 2021

Great bard indeed he was

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jalyssa smith 15 December 2020

he was a depressed drunk and he still could write fantastic poems........ i love him

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ron bodnar 04 December 2020

if you look deep enough in the mind of man, you'll edgar poe

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 November 2020

We are very happy seeing Edgar Allan Poe in rank #11 on top 500 poets, who is ranked today on 17 November 2020. His outstanding poems are very beautiful and we love reading his poems.

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Edgar Allan Poe Biography

Edgar Allen Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributin ...

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