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"Edgar Allan Poe," in American Catholic Quarterly Review,

Vol. 16, No. 64, October 1891, pp. 818-33.

The version of Poe's life that is related in this source appears to be tainted by the misinformation that was spread by Poe's biographer Rufus Griswold. It is es pecially unusual that this source portrays Poe's stepfather, John Allan, as a patient, suffering benefactor, although most other sources paint Allan as a grim tyrant.

Suchard, Alan, American Poetry: The Puritans Through

Walt Whitman, Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988.

Suchard devotes an entire chapter of his book to Poe, giving an in-depth analysis of the man and comparing his style to other poets of the time.

Waggoner, Hyatt H., American Poetry: From The Puritans to the Present, revised edition, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Applying the standards of what a poem can teach its readers, Waggoner determines that Poe was a "minor poet." With that established, he...

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