re: Lenore : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Is the Lenore in his poem titled "Lenore" the same Lenore as in "The Raven"? And who is she? His daughter or a woman he admired?

-- Anonymous, January 26, 2004


she was a symbol of his wife virginia who died when she was very young

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2004

An idealized and poetic sounding name Poe had used long before Virginia and others had used as well. Lenore poems, whoever they might hint at, are idealized works of art and not to be taken as direct biography. Poe was not averse to teasing several different ladies by claiming certain poems are just for them. The more playful the poem in fact, the greater the likelihood the lady mentioned is very particular. The second "To Helen" being in the midst of a serious courtship was directly addressed and referrring to Sarah Whitman, the poetess. "Annabel Lee" derives from his pain over Virginia's death but actually identifying her was a confusion Poe himself contributed to.

-- Anonymous, January 27, 2004

fuck off

-- Anonymous, January 29, 2004

Lenore is Virgina, since his writings he could not find anything to ryme with Virgina he used other names that still represent Virgina. As in "The Raven" it says "which the angels named Lenore" talks about his love for Virgina. I hope that I helped you

-- Anonymous, January 31, 2004

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