Connection of Death and the women in Poe's works : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What would the connection be in Poe's works between how most, if not all, are connected with "death" and how the women tie into these? Im working on a research paper. Thanks to those who can help.. your all great!!

-- Anonymous, November 11, 2003


Response to Connection of and the women in Poe's works

I think that there is no connection at all. The women just die, and he goes crazy...theres no need to read into it . THANKS A BUNCH

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

i think there is a connection in the women that die and poes life because in reality his wife died and he seem to some what tie in her death with his storys i think his feelings of what happened to him in reality are expresed in his work.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

Read Poe's own "The Philosophy of Compostition" at for his championing of the "ideal" theme. Also harkens back to Dante and the mdeieval symbolism of the ideal love and the distant, lost woman idealized and transformed into a muse for the heart and mind. Perhaps it goes back to losing his real mother at too young an age where no complete mourning process was possible and then losing his stepmother and his mentor crush Mrs. Stanard("To Helen" the first poem) then symbolically his first love Elmira Royster.

-- Anonymous, November 12, 2003

there definately is a connection. poe wrote most of his love poems such as Annabel Lee and To Helen about women in his life that died. I am doing an research paper on this subject also. e-mail me if you find any more info.

-- Anonymous, November 13, 2003

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