Culture of the Dead by Poegreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I have to write a paper for english, and it is on the way Poe viewed or pictured the dead in his works. If you could please give me some insight on this.
-- Anonymous, January 28, 2003
As in dreams, where the expression is empty and upsetting, the memory a weight more than a comforting message of hope from the beyond(which he devoutly wishes for). He makes no pretense to seeing angels, hearing messages in his later works. See "Eleanora"(tale) then "The Raven" for the lover's hope being crushed in a lifetime of loss and melancholy. Therefore the borderland was the point of ultimate fascination, seeing the frantic limits of what could be seen of the afterlife while carrying the burden of the past behind and above him. "Annabel Lee" "The Premature Burial".
-- Anonymous, January 30, 2003