Which of Poe's works were influenced by the death of his wife, Virginia?greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
Poe's wife trageically died at the age of 24. Did Poe incorporate any of his sorrows into any particular works that were written around the time of or after her death?
-- Anonymous, March 21, 2000
-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000
It is believed that both "annabelle lee" and "alone" were influenced by her death.
-- Anonymous, April 03, 2000
THE RAVEN!!!! LENORE SYMBOLIZES VIRGINIA!!!
-- Anonymous, April 06, 2000
THe Black Cat is very symbolic of having a loved one, his wife, die unfortunately.
-- Anonymous, November 27, 2000
The Oval Portrait is about the death of Virginia and the guilt and responsibility he feels
-- Anonymous, May 30, 2004