Inspiring Death: Poe's Poetic Aesthetics, "Annabel Lee," and the Communities of Mourning in Nineteenth-Century America

Bradford, Adam
March 2011
Edgar Allan Poe Review;Spring2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p72
Academic Journal
An essay on Edgar Allan Poe's poetic aesthetics and American mourning in the nineteenth century is presented. It investigates the way Poe's aesthetic philosophy is drawn from a culture of mourning and memorializing and how it has resulted in the production of poems. It states that his poems functioned in similar ways to the conventional mourning poetry or consolation verse that was reportedly prominent in the era. It also details the art of nineteenth century mourning.


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