Frist Love : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Hi I'am a 13 yeared old kid and I was wondering how was poes frist love. The reason Iwas wondering is if i can find out I can get a bonus on my test.

-- Anonymous, August 30, 2003


Well, I am guessing that your teacher has in mind Poe's adolescent crush on Mrs. Jane Stith Stanard, mother of a school chum, who encouraged Poe in his literary aspirations. Poe's later poem "To Helen" is a tribute to her influence. Mother figure, literary Muse, ideal yet unattainable love, tragic death just over a year after meeting her, beautiful, in sum just about everything Poe idealized to set him on his particular poetic path at his most impressionable age.

-- Anonymous, September 02, 2003

To Helen is about Helen of Troy. You are wrong

-- Anonymous, January 17, 2005

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