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In the poem Valwntine, who is Frances Sargent, the person uncovered by the riddle. Also, what dows OSGMRD mean?

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2001


You must have goofed the the hidden name. "OSGOOD". Fanny Osgood was a close and sincere friend of the Poe's, a recognized poet herself. She also had an unhappy marriage to an artist who cheated on her frequently. Rufus Griswold is said to have been in love with her as well. Virginia, knowing she was dying, may have been trying some blatant matchmaking, knowing how Poe needed someone to discuss his art with and companionship after their mutual sorrows. In any event, Fanny died soon after Poe. Check out a good biography of Osgood or Poe.

-- Anonymous, May 04, 2001

Well...after I found out what the answer to the riddle was supposed to mean I mean I understood that it was supposed to be a poet...but I didn't know who it was even though the name sounded familar...thank goodness I even found the poem or the way to find the now I have some extra credit points in English...

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2002

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