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I Love Edgar Allan Poe

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    He is my favorite writer of all time.

    I have a collection of his complete works. His works are ****** up, maniacal, and incredibly dark. Most days this is the perfect description of who I am. I call this side of myself, my Inner Poe. My Inner Poe is what I am trying to get rid of or, more likely, tame.
    DoneAnd0ver DoneAnd0ver 18-21, F Jun 9, 2015

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    "And all i loved, i loved alone" "I was never

    insane except on the occasion that my heart was touched" ❤
    Hannah136 Hannah136 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2014

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    Bloody Brilliant...literally

    Edgar Allen Poe is, in my mind, one of the most brilliant authors. There is just no other way to describe his work. What I admire most is his willingness to explore the dark, and psychotic part of the human psyche...in depth. There are very few things that I admire more than a...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2008

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    And so being young and dipped in folly,

    I fell in love with melancholy.
    YoureHighness YoureHighness 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2015

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    His works are wonderful!

    !! Sorry if I sound too philosophical, but I can see why everything happens for a reason when I go over Poe's biography. All the terrible things that happened to him might have seemed catastrophic, but thanks to them we can now seize the beauty in his poems and tales. That...
    foreveralone25 foreveralone25 18-21, F Feb 21, 2014

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    Always A Poe Fan

    I have been a Poe fan forever. This is the first Poe group I have joined. I lived many years in Charlottesville, VA and visited his dorm room at UVA many times. I am now in Tucson, AZ. I am rereading Poe's stories and poems now. One of the greatest writers of all time. Such a...
    PuffyClementine PuffyClementine 61-65, F Oct 5, 2013

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    Happy Birthday you amazingly beautiful twisted

    soul."Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence."Edgar Allan Poe
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    for the moon never beams without bringing me

    dreams of the beautiful annabel lee; and the stars never rise but i see the bright eyes of the beautiful annabel lee...
    sludgefeast sludgefeast 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Poe: A Great Writer Of Dark, Gothic Stories

    Edgar Allan Poe's stories and poems are some of the best, if not the best ever written by a literary writer in his field of genre. Some of his stories have been made into movies that starred one of the best horror actor ever, Vincent price.:-) whenever I'm in the mood for a good...
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    I love reading his stories,

    especially at night, and most definitely on Halloween. A few of my favorite poe stories are, 1) fall of the house of usher, 2) pit and the pendulum, 3) mask of the red death, and lastly, 4) a tell tale heart.
    hotpinkthong70 hotpinkthong70 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2015

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    Poe: A Genius Of Poetry And Horror

    Edgar Alan Poe, in my opinion, was the best writer of mystery and horror of his day.  It is all too sad that IN his day he didn't receive the recognition he deserved.  If you are a Poe fan and have read the story of his life, the general opinion is that he died alone...
    13mikael 13mikael 56-60, M 1 Response May 22, 2010

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    Almost everything I read from him seems to

    resonate so deeply within me.
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    One of My Favs

      I love Edgar Allan Poe's writings. My first time reading one them was in 9th grade, I had to read the raven, then do a report on it. At first it seemed really weird and crazy, until i began to realize the symbolism involved, and the way he uses the raven as a symbol...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    Sometimes I'm terrified of my heart; of its

    constant hunger for what it is it wants, the way it stops and starts...(Poe)
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    Best Of Edgar Allen Poe Volume 2 - Full Audio

    Book https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94BkNp2mxc8&index=25&list=PL8LFlBzEANHNiOIofNy-gmPjrk_VM-2cX
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Raven Once upon a midnight dreary,

    while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ''Tis some visitor,' I muttered, 'tapping at my chamber door...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F Dec 10, 2015

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=OVMsoDBO1jA&list=PL8LFlBzEANHNiOIofNy-gmPjrk_VM-2cX&index=24 Best Of Edgar Allen Poe Volume 1 Full Audio Book
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Loved Him Since I Was Young...

    I have my father to thank for instilling in me a great appreciation and adoration of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. When I was little, my father would break out the Poe anthology on Halloween night, and sit me by the fire. He'd have me pick a story from the index, and he'd read...
    darkdawn91 darkdawn91 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19, 2011

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    Never More...

    Time for my Poe fix, it's been a while but I'm going to have to read The Tell Tale Heart. That one gets my heart pumping (forgive the pun) but it's my favorite and I love how grotesquely comforting it makes me feel.
    Qwertyvsme Qwertyvsme 31-35 Jun 20, 2013

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=Ju1OfKkxMHM&list=PL8LFlBzEANHNiOIofNy-gmPjrk_VM-2cX Christopher Lee reads Edgar Allan Poe - Fall Of Usher
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Tales of Mystery and Imagination - A POEtic and Macabre Exploration Into The Abyss Of The Human Soul!

                                                    I began my appreciation of Edgar Allan Poe’s material when I came across The Alan Parsons’ Project “Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe” musical renditions of his work...
    2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    Alone From childhood's hour I have not been As

    others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of a most...
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2015

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    Some of the best movies from the

    Horror/Thriller genres have come from Edgar Allan Poe's creations! True CLASSICS!!!;)
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Classic Horror

    I read The Tell-tale Heart when I was ten years old, and was an instant Poe fan. I loved his stories and how slow and dreadful they were.... how intricate his descriptions were... how creepy his settings were. I have his entire collection in my library.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    The Raven

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,   Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,     While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 21, 2008

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    His words are so beautiful

    and sad and insightful all at the same time. I can read them over and over again. "Sometimes I'm terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts." - Edgar Allen Poe
    FindingDali FindingDali 41-45, F Jan 28

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    I love him because he was

    so insane and crazy and drunk and famous and prolific and brilliant in his own time-he was our first Kurt Cobain.
    sambular1313 sambular1313 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Out—out are the lights—out all!

    And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, “Man,” And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.
    Rustedarmor Rustedarmor 22-25, M May 28, 2015

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    A Man Ahead Of His Time

    I Love Edgar Allan Poe he was one of my Favorite writers. I love so many of his works. The first thing I ever read by him was The Fall Of The House of Usher even saw the play when I was younger. That and The Raven are two of my favorite works by him. Each word he wrote painted a...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 2 Responses May 16, 2011

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    Take this kiss upon the brow!

    And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    "Alone” (1875) From childhood's hour I have

    not been As others were -- I have not seen As others saw -- I could not bring My passions from a common spring -- From the same source I have not taken My sorrow -- I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone -- And all I lov'd -- I lov'd alone -- Then -- in my childhood...
    LightsinMotion LightsinMotion 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    Alone

    Alone    ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2008

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    Why I Love The Raven

    I fell instantly in love with Poe's poems when I read The Raven. I grew up with a pet raven that my dad rescued as a baby in the early 1960s when I was a kid. My dad was always bringing home baby birds or injured animals to rescue. We named the raven Pete but called him Petie. He...
    PuffyClementine PuffyClementine 61-65, F Oct 6, 2013

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    There is a fatal trick to his intelligence

    that sends it spinning out into the subconscious like a claw-grabber arcade game. The grotesque mix of wild expansive horror; a huge landscape painted by a Poetic Specialist in minutae; acute observations and the tick-tock chime of words. Eddie, we hardly knew you, but you...
    Brangwen Brangwen 41-45, F Feb 18, 2014

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    From childhood's hour I have not been As

    others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone. Then- in my childhood, in the dawn Of a...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    "But we loved with a love

    that was more than love"
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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