What poems showed a use of psychological conflict

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Could anyone help me in finding which of Poe's poems exhibited how he had a keen sense for psychological conflict a the use of allegories to portray them?

-- Anonymous, March 26, 2000


read the the fall of the house of usher, theres a conflict between the mind and the body and how the ulitmate form of sin can lead to the complete deterioration of the mind. hope this is helpful stacy

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2000

hey the story "william wilson" right. man vs. alter ego, if that isnt a struggle i dont what is, heh.

-- Anonymous, March 13, 2001

Dear Dan,

Erm.... I don't know if any of the other two that wrote before me know the difference between poetry and prose, but I don't think they do, since both "The Fall of the House of Usher" AND "William Wilson" are short stories (although Stacy could be forgiven since Usher contains the relevant poem "The Haunted Palace", which does, in a sense, deal with psychological conflicts, or could be interpreted as doing so.

I would suggest that you peruse the following of Edgar Allan Poe's poems, which may be of some help to you:

"A Dream Within a Dream", "The Conqueror Worm", "The Sleeper", "The City in the Sea", Annabel Lee", "The Bells"... Oh Oh Oh... and of course, of course, of course, without a shadow of a doubt and not to be left out... you MUST read "The Raven"!!! (that's an order).

It often surprises me how some of the people that write here have absolutely no in-depth knowledge of Poe's writings whatsoever... I think that if you take those who have already supplied answers to this particular question as an example, you will understand what I'm getting at.

Please, please, please people... brush up on your Poe (oh and on the difference between poetry and prose) before answering these questions.

Sorry about that. If you have any other queries relating to this, please feel free to e-mail me:

Yours sincerely,


-- Anonymous, March 15, 2001

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