Hidden Name

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I have a question regarding a poem I read when I was in high school. In it was hidden the name of a woman (what relation she had with Mr. Poe I cannot remeber). I know that "Elizabeth" has the name Elizabeth Rebecca hidden in it, but I do not think this is the poem I was thinking of. Do you know if there was another, with the name hidden slightly more difficultly, or is this the one I was trying to remember?

-- Anonymous, December 19, 2003


Poe wrote a couple of puzzle poems in playful, not too fdifficult fashion using the first letter of the first line the second of the second and so forth desceneding to spell out the names of friends. One was Frances Sargent Osgood. "Elizabeth" 1829, an earlier poem, was more straightforward, with the first letter of each line spelling out her name.

-- Anonymous, December 20, 2003

In the poem "A Valentine" you can translate the address, read the thr first letter of the first line in the connection with the second letter of the second line, the third letter of the third letter and so on

-- Anonymous, February 18, 2004

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