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The Loss of the Ideal Woman in Edgar Allan Poe's Poetry

Abstract : Edgar Allan Poe used a lot of different forms to express himself, but according to him, poetry was always his true passion, making his poems very interesting to study as they reveal more of his true feelings and character than any of his other writings. In this dissertation, his poetry is studied through the prism of women, and Poe's macabre interest in beauty and love migling with death is at the center of the essay. Poe's entire poetic repertoire revolves around the question of the loss of the ideal woman, therefore, his Romantic influences as well as his Gothic legacy are gazed at, focusing on the issue of Poe's own way of dealing with the death of his loved ones.
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Kevin Reynaud. The Loss of the Ideal Woman in Edgar Allan Poe's Poetry. Literature. 2013. ⟨dumas-00936674⟩



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