A Valentine

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Is Frances Sargentos Good A Real Person?

-- Anonymous, November 06, 2001



That should be Frances Sargent Osgood and yes, she was a poetess of some measure of popularity and special and close friend of the Poe family.


-- Anonymous, November 06, 2001

Yes, Frances Sargent Osgood was a poet. Of course that information was given by Edgar Allen Poe's poem "Valentine". However, I still don't know why the poem holds that title.

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

Frances Sargent Osgood. The answer to Edgar Allan Poe's poem " A Valentine." I do not know why this person was the name encoded, besides the fact that they were family friends. But i do have a very interesting theory. Maybe Poe was in love with this women,and in this poem was trying to profess his love for her. Now this may not be true but it is only my theory and opinion. The title might also mean that Poe wanted her to be his valentine, or love, in life and death.

-- Anonymous, April 10, 2004

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