(Poetry Criticism). In addition, some feel this poem has a sense of good and beauty to it. Floyd Stovall writes how Poe defined poetry as music combined with a pleasurable idea and the poets truth is an excitement of the soul and it is the product of the contemplation of beauty. So in Poe's poem, The Bells, he writes of death and evil but also of good and love that leaves a positive and a negative effect on readers. In Edgar Allen Poe's ,The Raven, Poe uses a sense of darkness and evil throughout the poem by using the black bird as a symbol of evil. Some readers cannot understand how this poem has became so popular considering the evil that was used throughout the poem. Allen Tate says he can add very little to criticism of The Raven written in many passages that are wonders how it can be a great poem and how we have a necessary element like the beautiful dead lost Lenore. Furthermore, others feel the same and how The Raven leaves a lasting impression. Halden Braddy writes: In analyzing The Raven Poe held that the death of a beautiful women is unquestionably the most poetic topic in the wo
Influence of Poe's Life on his Poetry... One of the reasons "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe is so frequently used as an example of this is that the poem itself so clearly shows the influence of Poe's... (1340 5 )
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