What is Poetry according to Edgar Allan Poe?

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I just want to know WHAT IS POETRY for EDGAR ALLAN POE?

-- Anonymous, June 27, 2001


You must read his own essays, available online at www.eapoe.org. He was an early pioneer in trying to define the nature and techniques of poetry. I would hate to try to summarize except to say that sometimes Poe's thoughts can be very ambitious and daunting. His observations about length and aesthetics are persuasive with examples and obviously come from his personal preferences as much as evidence.

-- Anonymous, June 28, 2001

Your question and P.E. Murphy's excellent answer have just come to my attention, Mary. This is an issue which has been largely unaddressed in Poe studies and it needs exploration. But first: have you read Poe's "Poetic Principle" and his "Philosophy of Composition"?

-- Anonymous, June 28, 2001

what poetry is accoding to edgar allan poe????/ i hope u reply a soon as posible

-- Anonymous, November 17, 2003

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