Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 182 pages of information about Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works.

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6.  A VALENTINE

“A Valentine,” one of three poems addressed to Mrs. Osgood, appears to have been written early in 1846.

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7.  AN ENIGMA

“An Enigma,” addressed to Mrs. Sarah Anna Lewig ("Stella"), was sent to that lady in a letter, in November 1847, and the following March appeared in Sartain’s ‘Union Magazine’.

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8.  TO MY MOTHER

The sonnet, “To My Mother” (Maria Clemm), was sent for publication to the short-lived ‘Flag of our Union’, early in 1849, but does not appear to have been issued until after its author’s death, when it appeared in the ‘Leaflets of Memory’ for 1850.

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9.  FOR ANNIE

“For Annie” was first published in the ‘Flag of our Union’, in the spring of 1849.  Poe, annoyed at some misprints in this issue, shortly afterwards caused a corrected copy to be inserted in the ‘Home Journal’.

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10.  TO F——­

“To F——­” (Frances Sargeant Osgood) appeared in the ‘Broadway Journal’ for April 1845.  These lines are but slightly varied from those inscribed “To Mary,” in the ‘Southern Literary Messenger’ for July 1835, and subsequently republished, with the two stanzas transposed, in ’Graham’s Magazine’ for March 1842, as “To One Departed.”

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11.  TO FRANCES S. OSGOOD

“To F—­s S. O—­d,” a portion of the poet’s triune tribute to Mrs. Osgood, was published in the ‘Broadway Journal’ for September 1845.  The earliest version of these lines appeared in the ’Southern Literary Messenger’ for September 1835, as “Lines written in an Album,” and was addressed to Eliza White, the proprietor’s daughter.  Slightly revised, the poem reappeared in Burton’s ‘Gentleman’s Magazine’ for August, 1839, as “To——.”

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12.  ELDORADO

Although “Eldorado” was published during Poe’s lifetime, in 1849, in the ‘Flag of our Union’, it does not appear to have ever received the author’s finishing touches.

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13.  EULALIE

“Eulalie—­a Song” first appears in Colton’s ‘American Review’ for July, 1845.

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14.  A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

“A Dream within a Dream” does not appear to have been published as a separate poem during its author’s lifetime.  A portion of it was contained, in 1829, in the piece beginning, “Should my early life seem,” and in 1831 some few lines of it were used as a conclusion to “Tamerlane.”  In 1849 the poet sent a friend all but the first nine lines of the piece as a separate poem, headed “For Annie.”

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15 TO MARIE LOUISE (SHEW)

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