Who is Lenore?

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Poe write a poem titled "Lenore" 2 years before he writes "The Raven." In Lenore, he talks about the young death of a girl he loved and he says "nevermore" As well, as in the Raven. I was wondering what the connection was between Poe and Lenore.

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2003


Lenore is just a name he made up...lenore symbolized virginia...his wife...

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2003

Virginia("Sissy") is likely not a Lenore. Some Lenore poems predate both Virginia and all came before her death. Virginia is probably addressed in "Eulalie" and "Ulalume"

-- Anonymous, March 18, 2003

yeah im studing poe now. Lenore is a name he uses for Virginia his wife who is also his cousin. she died of terberculousis along with alot of other women he loved encluding his mother who died when he was only 3 yrs old.

-- Anonymous, March 21, 2003

Im doing a paper on poe now too and Im wondering the same question...but I think it really is is wife Virginia who is symbolized by Lenore as well.

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

wanna know da truth? well Lenore is some fairy queen incase you didn't know, he mentions it in his poem "the Raven"

-- Anonymous, February 12, 2004

ur an ass. shes not a fairy queen. lenore is a name to replace virginia, his cousin and wife

-- Anonymous, January 11, 2005

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