summary of "the premature burial" of POEgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
i totally can not understand "the premature burial" and there is no one around can help me. so, please send me the "hope".
-- Anonymous, November 15, 2000
since that question was posted several months ago, I don't know if it's any good to answer now, but I have just discovered this site.
The plot of Premature Burial is that the narrator spends the first half of the story detailing how it is possible for a person to appear to be dead while still alive, giving several examples. He then describes his own experience of being buried alive, his obsession with the idea, and how he came to believe he had been buried alive but was only in a small bunk on a ship.
It can be said that the idea behind the story is how forceful the power of self-suggestion can be upon a tormente
-- Anonymous, February 26, 2001
Well, this is how understand it,he thought that being buried alive was scary and he experienced it so he also knew it was scary. But, most of his ideas come from Dreams and nightmares he has had so maybe that was his experience. well there you go.
-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002
This story is about Poe's dream. Since he had a preoccupation with death, he wanted to grow out of it like the narrator of the story.
-- Anonymous, November 19, 2002
You guys are all jackasses.the premature buriel is about the narrator being preoccupied with .
-- Anonymous, October 18, 2003
SHUT UP SANDRA DEE THOSE R GOOD ANSWERS RETARD!!!
-- Anonymous, November 27, 2003
Poe sucks dick i have a 5 page essay to write about him n those r the fuckin answer u give me? you all can eat shit thats right eat shit
-- Anonymous, November 29, 2003
fuck allan ppoe
-- Anonymous, December 05, 2003
I wrote a 15 page paper on Poe's life and on the contrasting of 3 of his stories when I was in high school. I picked Poe because he is the best Author to ever be born. His genious is why we have mystery stories today. If Poe had never been alive or never wrote, then many spin off series like Sherlock Holmes would never have been invented. Also we would not have had really good movies like The Bone Collector, and The Usual Suspects and many other great movies. I suggest you read Murders in the Rue Morge. You owe a lot to Poe and his brilliance.
-- Anonymous, April 21, 2004
ALL OF U ARE NO HELP TO ME SO U GUY AND GIRLS NEED TO START ACTUALLY HELPING PEOPLE AND NOT BAD TALKING THEM SOUND GOOD ASSHOLES
-- Anonymous, April 26, 2004
-- Anonymous, June 15, 2004
u guys r dumb
-- Anonymous, September 21, 2004
You all r a bunch of dumb asses
-- Anonymous, February 16, 2005