Like the tales that made him famous, Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry is richly dark, exploring those same themes of love, loss, death and evil. His short stories were his bread and butter, and he was the quintessential craftsman in their writing. But Poe’s poetry was his art, personal and seeping with ... Read More about Poe’s poetry brought to musical and visual life: The Conqueror Worm by Folkswitch
Poe's The Conqueror Worm can be found in his tale Ligeia, a story of death, resurrection, opium abuse, more death and madness. The poem depicts a performance of mimes, controlled by vast, shapeless forms offstage. High above angels watch and weep, and at last an evil, formless shape crawls center ... Read More about Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm: The play is the tragedy, ‘Man’ And its hero, the Conqueror Worm
Poe's To One In Paradise tells of the sorrow felt when you lose the connection to the one you love, essentially being shut out of paradise. Poe creates an almost Biblical tone, comparisons to the Garden of Eden and man's fall from God's grace are inevitable. Has his love left this life to go to ... Read More about Edgar Allan Poe’s To One In Paradise: For, alas! alas! with me The light of Life is o’er!
Analyzing Poe's A Dream Within A Dream is an exercise in futility. Poe's intentions can't be known, but it doesn't stop people from trying. Read straightforward you get a sense that Poe is on the verge of loss, he's kissing his loved one goodbye, and if there's a sense that he's accepted it, it's ... Read More about Edgar Allan Poe’s A Dream Within a Dream: You are not wrong, who deem, That my days have been a dream
Annabel Lee was Poe's last poem. Legends abound that it's based on a story from Charleston, South Carolina, but that's unlikely. In reality he wrote it about his wife, recently deceased. It's the story of a man haunted by love, and follows love into the grave. It's an exploration of obsessive ... Read More about Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee: But we loved with a love that was more than love