In the poem The Raven who is Lenor? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Hi,Iam wondering who is Lenor,because I am doing a report on Edgar Allen Poe and his work.If you could tell me it would be great. Thanks!

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000


I would like to say that i love you lenore!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

It's a fabric softener.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2000

i'm pretty sure that he's talkin about his wife, despite the name.

-- Anonymous, May 05, 2000

Defenitly his Wife

-- Anonymous, May 07, 2000

I do not think that he is talking about his wife because she was alive when he wrote the poem. She died a few years later.

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2000

+ I would very strongly venture to guess that the "Lenore" of THE RAVEN would be Mrs. (Jane??) Stanard, who was the mother of Poe's very close adolescent schoolmate-pal, Robby Stanard, in Virginia. It has been recorded that Mrs. Stanard & Poe met when Robby invited him home for a visit, and that the intelligent & sensitive young poet & Mrs. Stanard (who is known to have been a striking beauty) became very dear friends, with Mrs. Stanard expressing a keen & thoughtful interest in the young Poe. For Poe, it was probably a much needed emotional salve for his very tender & fiery nature, as he was in this time becoming more & more daily with- drawn from the affections of his adoptive home (the ALLANS); most particularly from that of his foster Dad, Mr. John Allan. Poe did have a powerful love for his adoptive mother, who was deeply caring; however, she was probably stuck walking the family "tightrope", as she would feel squeezed to be in the middle of all the discord. So, in this general period, the young man (Poe) was vulnerable & avilable to the dear affection(s) of any woman that might be in his own "romantic orbit". Sadly, only a brief period of time lapsed before the very beautiful & intelligent Mrs. Stanard paased away. It is known that Poe was extremely grief-stricken and visited Mrs. Stanard's grave site on countless occasions; one of the profoudest qualities of THE RAVEN is of the grieving survivor of a love lost forever. Mrs. Stanard may also be the romantic & poetic focus of the (FIRST VERSION) poem, "To Helen".

PS. (I have worked on Poe personally, as I am a professional actor who has done a very successful one-man show over the last few years, - most recently in Heidelberg, GERMANY [March/April], so you may feel welcome to visit: THANKS) KEVIN M M 9 May 2000

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2000

Lenor is his wife that is dying of tberculocius and he is thinking about what it will be like when she dies.

-- Anonymous, May 09, 2000

He is talking about his DICK!!! He must of had a small one

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2000

Edwardo, you're a dumb fucking bastard....Burn in Hell with Poe by your side. I love you Lenore.

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2000

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-- Anonymous, May 15, 2000

P.S. I'm an alien. I come from the planet NaMoon.Icome in peace! P.S.S. Watch your language,Edwardo! P.S.S.S. none of its true,except for the edwardo thing!

-- Anonymous, May 15, 2000

Lenor was another poet, loved by poe.(Hint:Go to your library and check out "The Raven and other poems" By Edgar Allan Poe. There is a poem called Lenore.)

-- Anonymous, May 19, 2000

Lenore is about his great friend Mrs. Jane Stanard. I can't be his wife cause she died in 1847 and the poem was created in 1845 and people back then couldn't live through a disease as long as 2 years!

-- Anonymous, June 14, 2000

I belive that in most of his short stories and poem there is allways something he feels that is judeing him in the tale tale heart it was the eye in the masque of the red death it was death in the black cat it was the cat we all know he had it ruff as a child he would allways start something and then never finish and i feel that in his stories and you will notice that the things that mock him or judge him are allways destroyed so lenore have him hope and mabey it wasnt anything at all

-- Anonymous, November 10, 2000

Could Lenore not have been Poe's daughter whom none know about? I mean, it makes some kind of sense if you examine the poem "Lenore." There are lines such as "An anthem for the queenliest dead that ever died so young - A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died so young-" and "Leaving thee wild for the dear child that should have been thy bride - For her, the fair and debonair, that now so lowly lies -" that could lead you to believe that it is a father speaking about his daughter. If anyone has any feedback, I'd really love to hear it.

-- Anonymous, November 25, 2000


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-- Anonymous, July 08, 2001

okay, lenore is a fictitious name. not the wife or any other female in his life at the time. definately not the wife. i think she is more a feeling or state of mind.

-- Anonymous, August 22, 2001

i think that lenore is Elmira, the woman he never married from his childhood. read the poem lenorea and it may make more sence

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2002

All of you wo sai dit wasn't his wife...are WRONG!!! It was his wife, who he called Lenore. She had been sick for many years and he thought it was getting worse because he had no money to keep her better. She went from being healthy to sick and then healthy again. He wrote this poem when she was in the other room ill. He was a troubled man who when his wife died went insane going into drunken rages. He also wrote the poem anabel lee after his wifes death. So was that about someone else? No, it was to immortalize her death. He loved her and knew that she was going to die so he wrote the raven because he knew.

-- Anonymous, January 07, 2003

Yeah, i think it was his wife, who he knew was passing. She is lost, be not nessassarily dead. The words he used arent literal, which we know because of the very name lenor. He never knew a lenore, but it was almost definitly his wife virginia.

-- Anonymous, January 26, 2003

Yo,"lenore" mean's Le Mort,which means "the Death" in french, remember Poe had been studing a few different languages---The line That give it away--"Ah,broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!"A.P.E.----The time of Edgar's witnessing her death, she had a bowl in her hands. And I do believe that Poe did however poisoned a few people in his time---Read (The Conquorer Worm)Lo!'tis--means- Lotus--But back to the Question Yes! Lenore is the Death of Jane Stanard,But if ur skeptical about time wise, It could also means, how he Poisoned his young wife for Sarah Anna Lewis--think about the name Annabelle Lee......think hard. get back to me. I also during a paper on Lenore....yar pin disrespect---tobe continued---->

-- Anonymous, April 05, 2003

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