What Kind Of Poetry

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What Kind Of Poetry Did Edgar Allen Poe Write?

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2003


I dont know!

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2003

In the Romantic movement mold, with free style, wild subject matter or great emotional content, gothic descriptions and classical revival. His early poems are plainly modeled on or responding to Byron, Thmoas Moore, Shelley,etc. His poems are shorter, more relentlessly focussed on his special Muse, devoid of flights of flowery description or metaphysical comforts and visions. His were shorter, more structured and musical within their interior than most other Romantics. His insights were different, ingenious and sought freer forms than the sonnet or other conventional forms(though he used them too and stuck mainly to unifed rhythm and rhyme). His poems therefore were dangerously easy to parody or dismiss as "jingles"(Ralph Waldo Emerson)and his powerful stories leading the average reader only to the effect and often the wrong interpretation. The irony of these poems is that while the effect is powerfully clear, the meaning is something more profound causing the poems to be only partially understood, vague as they are in details anyway.

-- Anonymous, January 30, 2003

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