" Aidenn "

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please help to provide me all details about the word " Aidenn " in the poem " The Raven ". thanks for your prompt reply.

-- Anonymous, October 01, 2003


From Mabbott's research in his book "Complete Poems" of Poe he notes this may be an arabic form of Eden(=adn). he uses it the "The Converstaion of Eiros and Charmion" and "The Power of Words" both online at www.eapoe.org. it is of course easier to breach the secrets of heaven using classical or exotic terminolgy when the Christian will not suffice. A good reference as well is an 1841 story in a Poe magazine. "The Dervish, an Eastern legend" by W. Falconer. In it the dervish says "Prophet of God!.../Grant me a token ...(and saw) a lovely bird....the light of Aden bringing."

The Romantics used many exotic sources for their poetry and tales and Poe drew from multiple sources without overmuch explanation.

-- Anonymous, October 02, 2003

=Eden una caprichosa forma de escribir del gran genio: Poe espero que sea de ayuda

-- Anonymous, October 15, 2003

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