It's about the poem "A Valentine" : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

When you find the address in "A Valentine", what does FRANCESSARGENTOSGOOD mean?

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2001



The "address" is simply the name of the person to whom the poem is addressed. Frances Sargent Osgood was a poetess of some local fame and Poe had once praised her works in one of his literary reviews. They became friends and, at one time, were thought to have carried on an affair. Actually, the affair was simply a public exchange of poetry in print. Their relationship was based on mutual admiration and respect that any rumored thoughts of love.


-- Anonymous, January 30, 2001

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