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How does Edgar Allan Poe define poetry?????????

-- Anonymous, April 21, 2002


In his late lecture on the "Poetic Principle", in 1848-49, Poe brightly summarized poetry ( not the poetic sentiment ) as "the rythmical creation of Beauty", a concise opinion he had already formulated commenting on Longfellow's "Ballads" some seven years earlier, for Graham's Magazine. You can find these capital texts, with many others on this topic, at , under Poe's literary criticism (e.g. his notices on DRAKE & HALLECK, MOORE, BARRETT, HORNE, SIGOURNEY, the Sisters DAVIDSON, CHANNING, BRYANT, LOWELL, A. WELBY == amid the "Marginalia" items== , OSGOOD, &c... &c...). A big job, indeed! Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, April 22, 2002

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