what" her name?

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what was the complete name of edgar allan poe's niece?

-- Anonymous, February 14, 2003


what's her name? how was the person's name encoded into the poem, and how did you figure it out

-- Anonymous, February 20, 2003

The encoded lady friends were not nieces. The code poems follow this name pattern. The first letter of the first line begins the name. Then you go to the second letter of the second line, the third of the third line, and so forth. Usually people go to the Osgood valentine for an example. Poe's siblings had no offspring, therefore no nieces. He married his cousin Virginia Clemm who was only the clear subject of "Eulalie" "Ulalume" and the epigram "Deep in Earth".

-- Anonymous, February 21, 2003

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