Explain the "The Conqueror Worm"

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What is the setting for Poe's "The Conqueror Worm" abd what is the worm supposed to be?

-- Anonymous, September 13, 2001


The "Conqueror Worm" represents death, and man's inevitable end. The setting , as described in the poem, is a theatre. It is suggested that mankinds existance is nothing but a play for the angels.

-- Anonymous, December 02, 2004

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