Question on "Eleonora" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

In "Eleonora", Poe writes:

"She had seen that the finger of Death was upon her bosom - that, like the ephemeron, she had been made perfect in loveliness only to die; but the terrors of the grave to her lay solely in a consideration which she revealed to me, one evening at twilight, by the banks of the River of Silence."

Who, or what, is (or are) the ephemeron?

-- Anonymous, July 20, 2000


i had the same question myself, so i looked up ephemeron in the dictionary and i got....ephemeral: adj., lasting for only a brief time; fleeting. that might help understand what he means by that

-- Anonymous, July 26, 2000

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