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Edgar Allan Poe - Elizabeth

Elizabeth, it surely is most fit
[Logic and common usage so commanding]
In thy own book that first thy name be writ,
Zeno and other sages notwithstanding;
And I have other reasons for so doing
Besides my innate love of contradiction;
Each poet - if a poet - in pursuing
The muses thro' their bowers of Truth or Fiction,
Has studied very little of his part,
Read nothing, written less - in short's a fool
Endued with neither soul, nor sense, nor art,
Being ignorant of one important rule,
Employed in even the theses of the school-
Called - I forget the heathenish Greek name
[Called anything, its meaning is the same]
"Always write first things uppermost in the heart." 

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Poet: Edgar Allan Poe
Poem: Elizabeth

Comment 1 of 1, added on November 27th, 2005 at 6:04 PM.

"Elizabeth" can be a confusing poem at first, but once you get to the root of, you will understand the poem.

ashley from United States

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