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Analysis and comments on Lenore by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 3 of 113, added on December 16th, 2004 at 2:22 PM.

when i showed this to my sister she cried. when a poet can make a person
cry. they truly have a gift.

sebastian aulenbach from United States
Comment 2 of 113, added on November 17th, 2004 at 1:13 AM.

I am not qualified to judge genius. He loved women ( a women ) very much.
But he was not comfortable with women. It is because he loved and adored
them that the result was always tragic. The man was a genius out of his
element. Genuises are especially susceptible to women because they worship
the ideal. You can feel the love and the heartbreak in Poe's life, which is
the work he has teased and challenged and captivated us with. Lenore -
Forever More.

jamesprestonevans from United States
Comment 1 of 113, added on October 16th, 2004 at 10:06 PM.

This is a great poem. Here he's saying that everyone loved her for her
possessions and wealth while he loved her for her beauty and personality.
They wanted her dead and now she is. The name Lenore appears occassionally
throughout Poe's poems. The Raven was the last one it appeared in, as Poe
died soon after it's relase to the papers. You can't dislike him for
repeating the name, you have to understand he's in great distress and
grief. Not to mention depression. He was married once, and after his wife
died, he fell into great sadness and sorrow. From which his works emerge.
He's not making this stuff up. It's coming from experience. So you really
have to understand what you're reading when you're reading his works. Put
yourself in his shoes, feel what he feels. You'll come to understand it
alot better and more fully.

Jeremy from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Lenore
Year: 1831
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 568 times
Poem of the Day: Mar 4 2004


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