Edgar Allan Poe

“Annabel Lee”

By |2018-12-30T16:22:00-05:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe|

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; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child, [...]

Edgar Allan Poe’s “Eldorado”

By |2019-02-02T16:46:02-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Culture, Edgar Allan Poe, Literature, Poetry, Writing|

From a compositional and conceptual standpoint, “Eldorado” is arguably Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest poem. It is a perfect example of how a seemingly simple theme can be thoroughly developed using new rich metaphors, which allow human beings to communicate what is otherwise not possible with merely literal forms of communication… Editor’s Note: The author [...]

The House of Usher & the House of Poe

By |2019-01-19T00:11:03-05:00January 18th, 2019|Categories: Death, Edgar Allan Poe, Literature, Tragedy|

There is a notable nightmarish and intangible quality to “The Fall of the House of Usher,” as there is in many of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpieces—a vague sense of foreboding, a floating uneasiness, or shadowy moodiness that is beyond the power of words to express... Edgar Allan Poe. Enigmatic. Eccentric. Erratic. Melancholic. Alcoholic. Neurotic. [...]

“To Helen”

By |2019-01-04T11:16:43-05:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece, And [...]

“The Bells”

By |2018-12-08T01:31:03-05:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

I. Hear the sledges with the bells— Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens, seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the [...]

The Political Thought of Edgar Allan Poe

By |2018-11-30T12:46:08-05:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Democracy, Edgar Allan Poe|

Edgar Allan Poe vigorously denounced the Jeffersonian ideal of democracy. He had no sympathy with abstract political notions such as those which had produced liberal republican theory in America and elsewhere. Like Edmund Burke, Poe was highly suspicious of the “well-constructed Republic”… The opinion has been often stated that Edgar Allan Poe was bizarre [...]

“Alone”

By |2018-11-20T14:30:38-05:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

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— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone— Then—in my childhood—in the [...]

“Lines on Ale”

By |2018-10-07T14:29:55-05:00October 7th, 2018|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber Through the chamber of my brain — Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies Come to life and fade away; What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today. The Imaginative Conservative applies the principle of appreciation to the discussion [...]

Edgar Allan Poe’s Literary War

By |2018-02-09T12:12:33-05:00February 9th, 2018|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, History, Literature, South|

In his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe’s renown lay primarily in his reputation as the foremost critic of the day. As a critic, he complained that four or five cliques controlled American literature by controlling the larger portion of the critical journals… Edgar Allan Poe secured a permanent place among world authors as father of [...]

“Ligeia”

By |2017-10-31T12:57:51-05:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe|

Editor's Note: The following film is a 13-minute adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short story, "Ligeia." As the creators of this film write: The short story, “Ligeia,” by Edgar Allan Poe, suggests that not only is life sustainable through the power of one's will, but a strong will could bring someone back from the dead. [...]

“The Raven”

By |2018-12-01T00:17:36-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

  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. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— Only [...]

“The City of Sin”

By |2018-12-01T00:18:46-05:00January 24th, 2016|Categories: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry|

LO! Death hath rear'd himself a throne In a strange city, all alone, Far down within the dim west — Where the good, and the bad, and the worst, and the best, Have gone to their eternal rest. There shrines, and palaces, and towers Are — not like any thing of ours — Oh no! [...]