Elizabeth Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth, it surely is most fit
[Logic and common usage so commanding]
In thy own book that first thy name be writ,
Zeno and other sages notwithstanding;
And I have other reasons for so doing
Besides my innate love of contradiction;
Each poet - if a poet - in pursuing
The muses thro' their bowers of Truth or Fiction,
Has studied very little of his part,
Read nothing, written less - in short's a fool
Endued with neither soul, nor sense, nor art,
Being ignorant of one important rule,
Employed in even the theses of the school-
Called - I forget the heathenish Greek name
[Called anything, its meaning is the same]
'Always write first things uppermost in the heart.'

Elizabeth
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Abby Despreaux 06 May 2010

The first letter of each line spells out her name.

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Joelstine Gonzaga 27 December 2007

I don't know why poeple use his poems for school work.I dont even copy someones work and use it as mine.I write my own.

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New York Junkie 02 May 2006

I like New Poems cause i get them i don't this one but it got me an A in English class lol

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Thoughts Of A Poet 27 September 2012

that poem is good ilove his work it's very scary and haunting and that's what i love about this man poe

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* Sunprincess * 02 February 2014

..........a beautiful tribute for Elizabeth Rebecca, with a beautiful meaning...

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Mahtab Bangalee 17 November 2020

" Always write first things uppermost in the heart." /// First love is always alive in the mind along with the breath; Every first act of life thrills the worker and so everyone remembers it. Composed beautiful poems. Enjoyable poetry

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Khairul Ahsan 17 November 2020

'Endued with neither soul, nor sense, nor art' - loved this line.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 17 November 2020

Excellent poem. In other words right your thoughts. Dont worry about what DK Swain thinks or whether he is your uncle or not.

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 November 2020

Being ignorant of one important rule, Employed in even the theses of the school- Called - I forget the heathenish Greek name the great Allen poe

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Ratnakar Mandlik 17 November 2020

Pursuing the muses through the bowers of poet's truth. Well defined role. Well deserved classic poem of the day.

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