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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,
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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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Beautiful poem of Allan Poe
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Minenhle 26 May 2018
Love the peom
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 25 September 2017
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, Great poem, thanks poet.
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A fantastic poem but not one of Poe's greatest works.
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Kim Barney 17 April 2016
Susan is correct that this poem is an acrostic. She mentions that the first letters of each line spell out the name Elizabeth. That is true, but if you keep reading, it also spells out the name Rebecca after that. However, then she says that the initials L.E.L. are in the third line. I don't see that. In fact, I can't find the letter L at all in the third line.
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