Analyze edgar allen poe's dead beautigul women within his works : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

much needed help

-- Anonymous, November 19, 2002


Go to Poe's works his essay "The Philosophy of Composition" for an explanation of the choice of a dying young woman as an ideal theme. Also Poe's biography of loss(mother, foster mother, menor Mrs. Stanard, Royster(lost to another man). it goes from real life experience to idealization of his need to more losses that are too painfully real for simple poetic sentiment(his wife Virginia). has something on this too perhaps.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2002

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