Women in Poe's life.

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I am assigned to a term paper on Edgar Allan Poe. Who were all the women in his life and what works did he create that related to him? (Example: Virginia Clemm: "Annabel Lee") This would help out a lot. Thank you!

-- Anonymous, December 05, 2000



Unfortunately, your simple request would require a somewhat broad and detailed response and this forum has been having some text conversion problems of late. I might suggest you visit the address given below for an excellent essay by David Grantz on this very subject. The URL is: http://poedecoder.com/essays/eagle/

The title is "The Stricken Eagle - Women in Poe". Good luck with your term paper.


-- Anonymous, December 09, 2000

Help. I need to examine the women characteristics in the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2000

As Tis said, that's a complicated topic. I haven't been to the essay s/he recommended, but will check it out after this. Some critics believe that Poe projected the female "mother-figure" image onto numerous females within his works since most of them tend to fit the same image: "Annabel Lee," "Ligeia," and I think "Berenice" and "Morella," though I can't swear by them. Check out criticism (i.e., books) by Marie Bonaparte, Quinn, and Melanie Klein (I can't think of any more than them right now), and also look into "narcissism" and "projection" as they apply to Poe's works. Good luck.

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2000

Friends and Enemies: Women in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe


-- Anonymous, December 12, 2000

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