Edgar Allan Poe’s Life From Primary Sources Research Paper

There is a poem in this book, [The American Whig Review,] which far surpasses anything that has been done even by the best poets of the age: — indeed there are none of them who could pretend to enter into competition with it, except, perhaps, Alfred Tennyson [famous British poet]; and he only to be excelled out of measure. Nothing can be conceived move effective than the settled melancholy of the poet bordering upon sullen despair, and the personification of this despair in the Raven settling over the poet’s door, to depart thence “Nevermore.” In power and originality of versification the whole is no less remarkable than it is, psychologically, a wonder.

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