Which of Poe's poems reflected his times, and why?

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So far, the only thing that I've found his poems reflecting is death (because everyone died so early in his time). Are there any other events in history which his poems are about?

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2002



His poem "Eldorado" is less about death than the fulfillment of a quest. It is said to reflect his rather pessimistic view of the California Gold rush and the futile efforts of thousands to attain material wealth. The poem The Raven, for me at least, is less about death than it is about the profound loss of a loved one and the narrators desperate efforts to forget her memory. Death may serve as a central element of his poems but it is not always the fundamental theme.

-- Anonymous, February 03, 2002

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