you please tell me the meaning of the poem, "To Helen (1831)"? I don't understand what he is trying to say. : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What does the poem "To Helen"(1831) mean? Please write to me soon. Thank you.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2000



You should have received via e-mail, my response. Please let me know if you do not receive it properly. I did not post it here because of some conversion errors in formatting I have experienced lately. Let me know if you need further help.

Best regards,

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2000

This poem was inspired by Mrs. Jane Stith Standard, the mouther of a schoolmate of Poe. Poe described the poem as " lines written in my passionate boyhood, to the first purely ideal love of my soul." The Helen of Greek myth was the beautiful daughter of Zeus. In the classical legend Psyche, the lover of Cupid, was a woman so beaituiful that the goddess Venus was jealous of her.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2000

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