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I Love Edgar Allan Poe

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    The Conqueror Worm

    This is my number one most favorite poem I have ever read from anybody. Poe is my hero for poetry.
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M Feb 23, 2011

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    The Fall of the House of Usher!

    My favorite is his "The fall of the House of Usher"! Such a great, spine chilling tale!
    missadventurer missadventurer 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2008

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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 56-60, F Oct 5, 2013

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    The Bells

    Hear the sledges with the bells - Silver bells! What a world of merriment their melody foretells! How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle, In the icy air of night! While the stars that oversprinkle All the heavens seem to twinkle With a crystalline delight; Keeping time, time, time, In a...
    CMA1234 CMA1234 46-50, F Sep 27, 2012

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2013

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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 16-17, F Feb 21

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    Why Is A Raven Like A Writing Desk?

    Im reading this book "Her Mad Hatter" and in the book the hatter asks for the answer to his riddle. The answer was 'Poe'. Since I read this there must be a connection. Ive been looking up dates and places and E.A.P and Lewis Carrol but all I am finding is confusion. And I think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12, 2012

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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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    Favorite Poem

    The Raven was like the only poem or story that i was really excited about reading.  I know that sounds crazy but its true.  His stories were truly amazing.
    13monkeys 13monkeys 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2008

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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 9 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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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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    "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 22-25, F Apr 17

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    Dear Mr. Poe...

    I like Edgar Allan Poe along with his writing. The history of his life can be interesting too. I remembered the first poem I read by him. The Tell Tale Heart. I never got the strength to finish it. I read it in broad daylight and I think 3/4 of the way, I freaked out and closed...
    strawberries17 strawberries17 22-25 Sep 12, 2009

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    Angels On The Moon

    I use various quouts on my short stories to try and communicate the soul of the story. So, Edgar Allan Poe's words are the most i've used so far. You just gotta love hs lyric.
    sayonaranow sayonaranow 18-21, F Dec 14, 2012

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    Ligeia The Musical

    Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/ligeia Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ligeia-the-Musical/166334373404043 Twitter: http://twitter.com/LigeiaMusical Website: http://www.ligeiathemusical.com First Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akzQo6k52YU Here's the blurb...
    ebonywind ebonywind 51-55 Feb 10, 2011

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    Dark And Dramatic

    I got assigned in my American Literature class to do research paper on a short story focusing mainly on political, historical and pyschoanaltical analysis themes. Out of 42 short stories we choose our top 5 picks and I was excited to see Edgar Allen Poe's stories as opinios. I...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87 16-17, F Mar 30, 2012

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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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    Annabel Lee Is My Favorite!

    It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child, In this kingdom by the sea; But...
    BrokenButterflies BrokenButterflies 18-21, F May 29, 2010

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    Spirits Of The Dead

    My favorite quote comes from my favorite poem, Spirits of the Dead, written by Edgar Allan Poe. My favorite quote is... Thy soul shall find itself alone 'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone
    rockmusicanddbz rockmusicanddbz 13-15, F May 24, 2012

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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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    Kitty Poe

    I named my cat Poe and it may have been a mistake. I'm not one to usually believe that our names make us, but in the case of our cats I do. My wife and I have two cats, one I named Poe and the other she named Miss Isadora Fluff and Stuff or Izzy. And what would you guess comes...
    crowseye crowseye 26-30, M Sep 20, 2011

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    His Life Was So Fascinating

    I have admired Edgar Allan Poe for years. He is definitely one of my favorite poets of all time. More than anything I think he was a very fascinating man who was misunderstood by many people. He lived a rough life and i do think it's sad that he died young and poor without...
    alwaysalone alwaysalone 22-25, F Jun 20, 2008

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    My Favorite

    I think the best thing he ever wrote was The Raven. me and some of my friends reacted it for an american literature project, the only thing we did differant was that we did it hillbilly style. it was soo much fun!
    PunkCowgirl PunkCowgirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23, 2008

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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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    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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    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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    All That We See Or Seem Is But A Dream Within A Dream

    a dream with a dream is one of my favorite poems for Edgar Allan Poe...but i have so many favs from him ...he was just extraordinary
    ava12982 ava12982 26-30, F Apr 6, 2010

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    The Raven

    I know that I am behind on this, but I just watched "The Raven" for the first time. I admit I was a little thrown off by all the negative reviews I read before I watched it. However; I am glad that I watched "The Raven", I for one think that this is a beautiful masterpiece. John...
    4everlost23 4everlost23 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2013

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    A Dream Within A Dream.

    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...
    Hippopotomus Hippopotomus 13-15, F Sep 27, 2012

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    Dark And Dramatic

    I got assigned in my American Literature class to do research paper on a short story focusing mainly on political, historical and pyschoanaltical analysis themes. Out of 42 short stories we choose our top 5 picks and I was excited to see Edgar Allen Poe's stories as opinios. I...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87 16-17, F Mar 30, 2012

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    Narrative Of A. Gordon Pym

    Has anyone braved the entirety of this piece? I'm going to get started on it tonight, the intrigue the paranioa; just the right bed-time story I need!!
    Qwertyvsme Qwertyvsme 31-35 Mar 30, 2010

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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 36-40, F Feb 18

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    Arnheim

    I enjoy Poe's darker works, and freely admit that he is one of the great masters of 19th-century horror writing.  But I must confess that I have never been a Classical scholar, and that many of Poe's horror poems have so many Ancient Greek references that I fear I'm missing...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 4 Responses May 28, 2008

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    The Man Who Brought In The Darkness

    (This is an article that I wrote which recently got published by Yahoo) There is, but one man, whom by simply uttering his name, brings along visuals of the dark and dreary horror of the most secretive parts of the human psyche. Edgar Allan Poe; his reputation precedes him as a...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F May 14, 2012

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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 56-60, F Oct 6, 2013

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    Sanity's Requiem

    .....Deep into that darkness peering..... ..Long I stood there.. ..Wondering... ..Fearing... ..Doubting.... No man can step into your mind, and manifest the darkest terrors from the deepest corners of your sanity and bring shivers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Who Doesn't!!?!!?!!

    Edgar Allan Poe is brilliant, I love his short stories the most. If anyone has ever read Eleonora that was simply genius, I swear I cried when I first read that. In fact I think I might go and read it right now :D I am so glad I found this Experience Group :):):)
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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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

    the raven has been alot of the inspiration I've got for my own poetry, he was just such a genius also Alone was a huge inspiration of mine he had such a tragic life and that brought forth some of the most beautiful poetry of all time in my eyes
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    A Depressed Genius

    I like it all, it's creepy yet believable, lots of use of foreshadowing. My favorite of course is "The Cask of Amontillado". Brilliant.
    VincentValentine VincentValentine 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2009

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    Ulalume

     i checked out a book from my school library with edgar allan poe stories and poems. my first story was the narrative of arthur gordon pym. it was rather disturbing (cannibalism, dead bodies being feasted on by gulls, etc. ) but interesting regardless. to lighten my mood i...
    kelli27 kelli27 18-21, M Jun 27, 2009

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    Alone

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

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    Ligeia

    I thought I loved Poe until I read Ligeia... then I found out what love really was. I found an entirely new appreciation for him in that tale. perfection
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 4 Responses May 28, 2008

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    ......

    Untitled by Edgar Allan Poe   The happiest day — the happiest hour    My sear'd and blighted heart hath known, The highest hope of pride, and power,    I feel hath flown. Of power! said I? yes! such I ween    But they have...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Mar 23, 2008

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    Raven Madman

    Edgar Allan Poe is the most inspiring and intriguing writers of all time. I created this design for his 202nd birthday this year and wanted to share with you all. http://www.threadless.com/submission/319900/raven_madman?streetteam=bashango Score this design: "raven madman," to...
    bashango bashango 26-30 Jan 21, 2011

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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...
    hotpinkthong70 hotpinkthong70 41-45, M Jun 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought...
    ScorpionLove00 ScorpionLove00 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I love writing poetry. I find it soothing and therapeutic. This poem is for anyone who has lost someone they love and now a piece of their heart is in heaven. To My Heart In...
    ceckybonkle ceckybonkle 26-30, F Jul 18

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    This poem was written several decades ago but it is as relevant today as it was then--a timeless advice. Desiderata by Max Ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and...
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F Jul 20

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    No hate comments plz Love sucks when it's only you, The one that gives until they're blue You give your heart until it bleeds But they don't care about your needs Love is...
    georgia2001 georgia2001 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Wrote this a while ago, hope you like it Your Mistake Every time You hit him With your bottles With your fists He stays standing Tall and strong But Your words Your phrases...
    CaliCoRex4 CaliCoRex4 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Hi all my ep friends, I have observed that there are so many wounded hearts in this world which scream to be heard. Stories of love which have failed to blossom for any reason...
    anuragch11 anuragch11 18-21, M Jul 14