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An Enigma

Rating: 3.2
"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.
The general tuckermanities are arrant
Bubbles- ephemeral and so transparent-
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Jazib Kamalvi 10 November 2018
A good start with a nice poem, Edgar Allan. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.
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Bhargabi Dei Mahakul 08 June 2018
Title of this poem is a mystery poem is coded with wonderful lines. Many reviewers have given their feedback and Frank Avon has tried reveal the mystery behind. This poem is very wonderful poem...10
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Susan Williams 08 June 2018
I read that this poem has an anagram in it of the name Sarah Anna Lewis (also known as Stella) . She was an poet whose husband paid Poe $100 to write a review of her work. He did but he also told friends that Lewis was a fat, gaudily-dressed woman. I am still looking for the anagram- -maybe that is why this poem is titled An Enigma.
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Susan Williams 08 June 2018
Save yourself time and read Frank Avon's answer below.! ! ! !
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Muzahidul Reza 08 June 2018
Seldom we find, says Solomon Don Dunce, well done by Edgar Allan Poe
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Edward Kofi Louis 08 June 2018
Muse! ! Concealed within. Thanks for sharing.
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Rajnish Manga 08 June 2018
It feels like one of the writer's mystery tales with the only difference that here the reader does not have a solution. I am jealous of those who find it 'excellent'.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 08 June 2018
Such an excellent write by Edgar Allan Poe??????
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Robert Murray Smith 08 June 2018
A sonnet that has us gasping for air with the names hidden there.++10
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Kumarmani Mahakul 08 June 2018
This may carry mystery or this may be difficult to understand but essence of poem is wonderfully caught here. Humorous expression of this poem seems to be very musical. This poem is definitely excellently penned.10
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Sylva 20 April 2018
Good use of rhyme. Musical poem.
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