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Comment 11 of 11, added on July 12th, 2011 at 6:37 PM.
An Enigma By Edgar Allan Poe

The Name Sarah Anna Lewis is the name of the woman who cared for Poes aunt,
Mrs. Clemm when Poe was traveling. She was dear to him because she advised
him on financial matters and he promoted her Poetry even though he was
critical of it. There is no record of them having ever being romantically
involved.

Tereasa from United States
Comment 10 of 11, added on June 4th, 2008 at 11:02 PM.

being all of 15 this poem isnt that clear to me but, it does get me
thinking. i got the whole sarah anna lewis thing which i thought was quite
clever ... but what the heck is a naples bonnet??

Logan from Australia
Comment 9 of 11, added on April 17th, 2007 at 11:49 PM.

i love the poems but at the same time would like to ask a question . can i
get help with a poem by the name MYSELF BY EDGAR ALLEN POE

edgar allen poe from United States
Comment 8 of 11, added on October 20th, 2005 at 8:29 AM.

1848 was a time in poe's life when his wife was dead. Perhaps this sarah
hanna lewis was a woman he found to satisfy him before he dies the
following year

Ben from United States
Comment 7 of 11, added on August 31st, 2005 at 6:27 AM.

Wat i've noticed in the poem "An Enigma" is that if u write down the
letters to the lines they correspond to, for example 1st line 1st letter,
2nd line 2nd letter etc. then u end up with the name Sarah Anna Lewis, and
as is my understanding, this is the woman who Poe had sent this poem to in
the first place, other than this it just seems to be criticising
shakespeare and his whole style of writing a sonnet very harshly...

Bluey from Australia
Comment 6 of 11, added on June 11th, 2005 at 4:16 AM.

In a collection of Poe's poems, a footnote to this poem said that if you
want to understand this enigma take the first letter of the first line, the
second letter of the second line and so on, and you'll find the name of the
girl to whom Poe addresses the sonnet!!

Joseph from Egypt
Comment 5 of 11, added on May 6th, 2005 at 9:50 PM.

hey chris: tell tales heart aint a poem its a short story and i think
from this poem we can get a little hint of jealousy in poe...

jenn from United States
Comment 4 of 11, added on April 7th, 2005 at 11:46 AM.

an enigma is a good poem yet like the poets mind is an enigma. this is now
my third favorite poem the first two are :the raven, and the tell tale
heart both written by eager allen poe.

chris kretzschmar from United States
Comment 3 of 11, added on December 21st, 2004 at 1:12 AM.

Seldom we find says solomon don dunce

Half an idea in the profoundest sonnet

through all the flimsy things we see at once

Falah Mutlaq Fahad AL.motairy from Saudi Arabia
Comment 2 of 11, added on December 20th, 2004 at 2:52 PM.

Not only is this one of my favorite poems, but Poe is easliyy my favorite
poet, sad and fearful at some times, but humorous and happy at another, hes
the greatest, got something for everyone

Josh Dodson from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: An Enigma
Added: Feb 4 2004
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