Tagged: Edgar Allan Poe

Gaily Bedight

When I think of the poem El Dorado, I always get a mental picture of Edgar Allan Poe saying “what rhymes with knight?”

To Helen

Two versions (1831 and 1845) of Poe’s most famous To Helen; and his ode to Sarah Helen Whitman


“In heaven a spirit doth dwell whose heartstrings…”

the raven's entrance by Gustave Dore

The Raven

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,…”

Edgar Allan Poe


“From childhood’s hour I have not been as others were—”

The Bells (IV)

“Hear the tolling of the bells, Iron bells, What a world of solemn thought their monody compels …”

The Bells (III)

“Hear the loud alarum bells, Brazen bells, What a tale of terror now their turbulency tells …”