Who was Lenore

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I am doing a project on Poe and his poem The Raven. I was wondering who Lenore was and how she was incorporated in his life. Thanks. Andrea

-- Anonymous, February 28, 2002


Lenore was a symbol of his wife, Virginia. He wrote it after her death.

-- Anonymous, March 01, 2002

Edgar attended Burke’s school where he met his first love, Jane Standard. Standard died on April 1824 at age twenty-eight. “To Helen,” “Eleanor,” and “Lenore” were all written about Jane’s beauty, sadness and his love for her.

-- Anonymous, May 06, 2002

I am doing a research paper on Poe and how he uses Lenore in his poems and with the research I have collected, many believe that Lenore is a symbol of his wife, Virginia. But then again, it may have been about his first love, but who knows?

-- Anonymous, May 08, 2002

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