why did he write about the deaths of beautiful women?

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why did he write about the deaths of beautiful women

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002


He wrote about beautiful women because the three women in his life he loved the most died and they all were probably beautiful in his eyes

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

You are referring to Poe's own explanation(minus all stated personal experience) in the essay "The Philosophy of Composition." It is the highest combination of several ideal poetic themes of the Romantics and he delineates the theory very well. His own personal losses colors both his choice and the manner he treats this fixation on this form of the ideal. Essay to be found at www.eapoe.org.

-- Anonymous, September 26, 2002

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