Henry and Edgar Poe: One Poetic Voice Research Paper by Mgmleo

Henry and Edgar Poe: One Poetic Voice
A look at Edgar Allan Poe's connection with his brother Henry and how it influenced his poetry.
# 1311 | 3,340 words | 12 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)

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This paper presents an overview of the poetic relationship between the Edgar Allen Poe and his brother, Henry, and how that is reflected in Edgar Poe's poetry.

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In late October of 1829, Edgar Poe wrote one of his most revealing letters to his friend and confidant John Neal, editor of the Yankee magazine of Portland, Maine, in which he declares "there can be no tie more strong than that of brother for brother. . . their affections are always running in the same direction the same channel and cannot help mingling." These "affections" generally concern the familial ties of Henry and Edgar Poe, but a deeper interpretation lies within the kinship associated with their poetry composed between 1827 and 1831, a consociation infused with states of extreme melancholy, a fascination with the dead and lucid dreaming which conveys "a collaborative attempt to give their kindred feelings a single voice."

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Henry and Edgar Poe: One Poetic Voice (2003, February 17) Retrieved December 02, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/henry-and-edgar-poe-one-poetic-voice-1311/

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