poe's 'The Raven' and 'To Helen'greenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
i just read Poe's works mentioned above, Being a novice, I need help in understanding both of these works. I am in high school now and am want to obtain some anaysis by those of you who may be studetns of Poe's works. thank you in advance. (You may wish to give me a website wher I can get reviews, summaries, critiques of Poe's works... or you may want to enlighten me yourself)
-- Anonymous, October 01, 2000
I have sent a response via e-mail regarding "The Raven" that I had provided another student from the forum earlier. Unfortunately, I do not know which "To Helen" you are referring, the first or second poem. The first was written around 1831 and was written in remembrance of Ms. Jane Stith Craig Stanard, Poe's first idealistic love and it celebrates Poe's love of beauty. The second was written in 1848 for Ms. Sarah Helen Power Whitman, a widow and poetess from Providence, Rhode Island.
-- Anonymous, October 05, 2000