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Analysis and comments on To Helen 1 by Edgar Allan Poe

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Comment 4 of 314, added on December 6th, 2004 at 7:54 PM.

this poem is about the helen of troys beauty.he compares helens beauty to
virginia his former wife. the lamp that helen/statue is holding symbolizes
immortallity as a staue could never die!!!

Brandon Pratt from United States
Comment 3 of 314, added on November 30th, 2004 at 6:58 PM.

actually it was written about Helen of Troy

Comment 2 of 314, added on November 11th, 2004 at 12:59 PM.

This poem was actually written about his first childhood crush, Jane
Stanard. She was his best friend's mother and encouraged his writing. She
sadly died of Brain Cancer when he was in his teens. I just wanted to
correct the mistake. Great Poem!

Veronica from United States
Comment 1 of 314, added on November 6th, 2004 at 2:52 PM.

Right now I been studying about Allan Poe's life and his works. Allan Poe
has been the first poet that has catched my attention till this point.
Allan Poe's life was, what most impact me. Allan lived a very miserable
life. All his works were not recognized until after his death, which was
very sad. Allan suffered two deaths thru out his life.First it was his mom,
then his wife, which both died from tuberculosis. His wife's death was the
reason for this poem, "To Helen" Helen, was Allan Poe's wife. In this poem
Allan is expressing his feelings towards Helen. Allan is remembering his
wife thru the beautiful nature that he sees. Allan feels that Helen will
always be him, that nature is Helen.

Dennisa Montes from United States

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: To Helen 1
Year: 1831
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 25 2005

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