The Raven and Other Poems [NOOK Book]

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Resonant with themes of love, loneliness, and death, the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe continues to appeal to modern readers more than 150 years after his death. This edition of The Raven and Other Poems is the work of a master, and includes “The Raven,” “Lenore,” “Annabel Lee.” One of the best-known American writers, Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry influenced the American Romantic and French Symbolist movements in the nineteenth century.

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Overview

Resonant with themes of love, loneliness, and death, the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe continues to appeal to modern readers more than 150 years after his death. This edition of The Raven and Other Poems is the work of a master, and includes “The Raven,” “Lenore,” “Annabel Lee.” One of the best-known American writers, Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry influenced the American Romantic and French Symbolist movements in the nineteenth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443425353
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 50
  • Sales rank: 721,951
  • File size: 234 KB

Meet the Author

Author, poet, and literary critic, Edgar Allan Poe is credited with pioneering the short story genre, inventing detective fiction, and contributing to the development of science fiction. However, Poe is best known for his works of the macabre, including such infamous titles as “The Raven,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “Lenore,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Part of the American Romantic Movement, Poe was one of the first writers to make his living exclusively through his writing, working for literary journals and becoming known as a literary critic. His works have been widely adapted in film. Edgar Allan Poe died of a mysterious illness in 1849 at the age of 40.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Poe's Poems

    Haven't read Poe since school and just wanted to read Annabell Lee. Good book to get refreshed on a few of his poems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2005

    The Raven reflects the despair in Poe's life

    The Raven reflects how Poe's life was surrounded by death and despair. In this poem, he is haunted by the death of his beloved Lenore and even though he tried to keep his mind off of her by reading forgotten lore, he could not help but think of her. The Raven tells of how Poe's life was affected deeply by the loss of his wife Virginia and how the ones that were close to him had all died from some form of sickness. At the end of the story, he realizes that he will never truly find the answers to what he was looking for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2003

    The Raven: The Journey into the depths of a dark mind

    The Raven takes the reader into the depths of a sick and dark mind; the poem embarks you on a journey into a twisted delusional man¿s own fears. This poem intruded me with its use of dark and visionary words and its explicit detail in describing the situation. The rhyming adds to its literary value and the way the poem is set up is to emphasize the change of personality in the man. It goes from a non-chalant attitude toward the tapping and eventually the man becomes insecure and displeased by the mocking of the Raven. My favorite stanza was the one that starts of with ¿Deep into that darkness peering long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting¿¿ this shows us the fear that this tapping has inflicted upon the man and his reaction to such a eerie act. In conclusion I recommend this poem because it allows the reader to dive head first into experiencing true insanity in words. The well constructed layout of the poem makes it flow easier and lets the readers attain the messages in a motion-like sense.

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    Posted July 25, 2011

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