Poe's 3 most famous works

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What are the 3 most famous works of Poe?

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000



-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000


The single most famous work would have to be "The Raven", It is the single most recognized work by an American author that is so immediately associated with its author. Its power and rhythm caused a sensation in its day not unlike a wildly popular hit tune of today. Secondly, I would have to say "Annabel Lee" and thirdly, perhaps one of his tales of mystery such as "The Purloined Letter". However, I would not leave out "The Cask of Amontillado" either.

You know, of course, that this is subjective and highly debatable.


-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000

"The Fall of the House of Usher" is, without doubt, considered to be Poe's masterpiece. I couldn't give you a second or a third, though "Annabel Lee" and "The Raven" are both widely acknowledged as fine literary pieces.

-- Anonymous, December 11, 2000

I wonder The Black Cat could be regarded to be one of the best for teh horror of the murder as well as the image embodied in the black cat "Pluto"

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2001

I agree that Poe's most famous poem could be The Raven.

The remaining two most famous works (though not my favorites by any means), in my opinion, are The Tell-tale Heart and The Masque of the Red Death.

As Tis correctly points out, the answer to this question is quite arguable - provable only by a poll, and even then truly representative of only the sample polled.

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2001

The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and Ulalure

-- Anonymous, February 16, 2001

"The Raven" is the most famous and most known but I also like"Bells"!

-- Anonymous, February 19, 2001

the raven, the fall of the house of usher,and the pit and pendullem

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2001

ALthough the Raven is his most famous poem, it is not one of his most famous works of literature. The 3 most famous works of Poe would be his tales of mystery: Tell-Tale Heart, Fall of the House of Usher, PIt and the Pendulum. Yet these are just as questionable as all of the above...

-- Anonymous, May 24, 2001

Well, this is an extremely debatable topic, but many of his writings are to be considered, "The Raven", "Annabell Lee", "Tell- Tale heart", "Lenore", "The Masque of the Red Death", and "Murder on Rue Morgue" just to name a few. The question certainly could be much more specific, as the masque of the Red Death would, definitely be one of the best descriptions of his feelings toward TB (known as Consumption). The Raven seems to be a projection toward his own future as Virginia was in her deathbed. However, 3 most famous is an extremely hard question for a selected individual to answer.

-- Anonymous, October 30, 2001

Hands-down, his two most famous works are "The Raven" and "The Tell- Tale Heart." However, the third is highly debatable. We believe that it is "The Murders in the Rue Morgue."

-- Anonymous, February 27, 2002

BLOW ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Anonymous, April 15, 2002

well thats easy the three most famous poems have got to 1,"the Raven" 2,"the pit and the pendeulum" and 3,"anibell lee" if you disagree just say so.

-- Anonymous, July 25, 2002

I would definately say the Murders at the Rue Morge, The Raven, and Annabel Lee take the top slots in no particular order. As the first was the first real "mystery" type story, and the last are some of the most recognizable titles in American literature.

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2003

Annabel Lee is definetely Poe's best work yet. It describes his feelings about his wife, who died.

-- Anonymous, September 20, 2003

I would have to say...1. The Raven 2. Anabel Lee 3. The Bells 4. Eldo- rado.

-- Anonymous, May 30, 2004

My favorite poem is "Alone."

-- Anonymous, October 14, 2004

His write-ups are good.

-- Anonymous, November 19, 2004

I have a couple... 1.The Raven 2.Annabel Lee 3 The Tell-Tale Heart 4.The Pit and the Pendulem 5.The Fal of the House of Usher 6. The Masque of Red Death

Poe has done many great works and I think he wrote these because of the 3 ladys he loved that died of tuberculosis.

-- Anonymous, February 13, 2005

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