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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!
See! on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore!
Come! let the burial rite be read- the funeral song be sung!-
An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young-
A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young.

"Wretches! ye loved her for her wealth and hated her for her pride,
And when she fell in feeble health, ye blessed her- that she died!
How shall the ritual, then, be read?- the requiem how be sung
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Jordanyo 08 April 2019
This poem is amazing. I love it
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* Sunprincess * 10 August 2015
.........very nice with excellent imagery ? But waft the angel on her flight with a Paean of old days!
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Ah! So beautifully sad...As was Edgar Allan Poes real life of romance....One of my fav poems, this be! ~FjR~
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Vincent Belak 28 January 2015
This is a sad poem that leads to the raven. I have no doubt.
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Stefan Aleksic 21 October 2012
This is one of the greatest poems i've ever read in my life
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Zoe Wallace 12 June 2010
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
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Riina Turkey 17 October 2008
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.
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Stacey M 07 September 2008
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)
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Sakura Tomoko 10 August 2008
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.
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Ripper Moore 04 April 2008
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.
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