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-- Anonymous, September 09, 2001


Typical of his age. High mortality struck home early for Poe though. Parents, caretaker aunt, Mrs. Stannard, his older brother. Then, after using the melancholy theme of a dying young woman as an exemplar he was to suffer the real thing in the death of his young wife from TB. In fact, Poe had an aversion and horror about facing the real thing. Nor can you ignore that most of his life was NOT filled with this "obsession". Only reading his dark tales might create that judgment. Read more of other works. Hey, it was Tennyson that wrote that huge sequence "In Memoriam"(get over it Al). Poe tries to be life and reason affirming, with mixed success in some of his works. Go to

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2001

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