Edgar Allan Poe | Critical Essay by Barton Levi St. Armand

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of Edgar Allan Poe.
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SOURCE: St. Armand, Barton Levi. “Poe's Unnecessary Angel: ‘Israfel’ Reconsidered.” In Ruined Eden of the Present: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe, pp. 283-302. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1981.

In the following essay, St. Armand compares Poe's “Israfel” with Ralph Waldo Emerson's “Uriel.”

Poe's poem “Israfel” has traditionally been seen as an idealized portrait of the artist, as a bold aesthetic manifesto, or as a failed exercise in romantic agony. T. O. Mabbott states that “It has been customary to identify Poe with his angel,”1 Edward Davidson calls “Israfel” “a poem on the theory and practice of poetry,”2 and Hyatt Waggoner, contrasting it with Emerson's vigorous “Merlin,” writes that although...

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