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I believe Poe is of the Romantic period. I want to have a good way to prove it. Could someone point out lines in his poem "The Raven" that would show that his is of the Romantic period?
-- Anonymous, March 13, 2002
Check out Poe's own explanations in his essay "The Philosophy of Composition" at www.eapoe.org. the gothic atmsophere, arcane books, the lone contemplative hero, melancholy, bereaved, highi strung emotionalism probing his own mind and the mysteries of death. The deceased Lenore. The sounds and moods.
-- Anonymous, March 14, 2002