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There are two poems with the same name for a woman named helen, but they describe different people. Does helen have a dual personality, or are there 2 different helens?
-- Anonymous, November 23, 1999
The first To Helen published (the shorter of the two) is beleived to be for Mrs. Jane Stith Craig Stanard of Richmond who was probably kind to Edgar as a boy. The name Helen was used for it's poetic qualities
The second To Helen was originally entitled To -- -- -- as Poe so often did. It was later titled after Poe's death.
-- Anonymous, December 31, 1999