edgar alan poe's poetry

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1. What pattern of fiction for short story writing did he establish? 2. What poetic technique (12 letters) is “The Bells” most famous for?3. According to Poe, what are the three most important elements of poetry?

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2001


The answer to 2 is onomatopoiea. Now that you have saved some time go to poe own article of the Poetic principle at www.eapoe.org or library for #3. Number one seems a little confusing to me. Pattern? He wanted stories keeping to the unities of time place and event toward a singular emotional effect. He wanted it to be able to be read therefore at one sitting to preserve that effect.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2001

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