October 11, 2004

Edgar Allen Poe Was a Crazy Old Man (And I Love It)

Edgar Allen Poe was a seriously cracked out guy. Anyone that can write a line so chilling, and yet beautiful as "A hideous throng rush out forever/and laugh, but smile no more," has to be a little messed up, even if he was a genius.
The oddness of it all, the chill that almost all of his works produce when read, is one of the reasons that Poe has always been one of my favorite authors and poets. He makes you wary without making you scared, and then makes you scared when you are at your least wary. The Raven, though one of Poe's most well known works, is still a perfect example of this. Possibly my favorite line in the whole poem, the line that for me, really sets the scene, is this: "And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." It suddenly turns this mans chamber into a haunted, spectral, lonely place, rather than just a room. The fact that Poe, an obvious madman can do this with one line will always amaze me, and make it so that I will never be tired of reading his works.

Posted by PaulCrossman at October 11, 2004 1:42 PM

So he can create a mood, but does he make a point? A good ghost story/daytime soap-opera, but meaningless poems are what brought our world into disjunction. A poem without a meaning is like wearing a "Tribal" mask down the Streets of No-Where America, it serves no purpose and the root of life, the reason you wake up in the morning is because everyone, everything has purpose.

Posted by: Puff at October 12, 2004 12:19 AM

you spelt first wrong

u put fist

u left out the r

Posted by: KG at November 7, 2004 3:17 PM

He married his 13-14 year old cousin or something like that.

Posted by: Adam Blackheart at November 8, 2004 9:07 AM
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