Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 1 decade ago

what are edgar allan poe's most famous 2 poems?

what do they talk abt and wats their theme?

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'Tell Tale Heart' are short stories, NOT poems.

    His most famous poem is 'The Raven'. It's about someone reading a book and thinking about a lover (Lenore, I recall) who has died. The raven makes him think of Lenore and he feels upset and lost without her.

    Another famous poem by Poe is 'Annabel Lee'. Like 'The Raven' it is about a beautiful woman, a love, who has been taken from him. Therefore, we can see that a common theme to Poe's work is loneliness and isolation. There is a strong sense of loss and missing in Poe's work, and this follows what we know of him - an estranged and melancholic man.

  • 4 years ago

    Edgar Allan Poe best know for the first one to ever write detective story. His detective stories like Telltale Heart attracted the attention of European intellectuals. He became the first American writer to be admired by the European intellecturals. Yet his life was sad. He got kicked out of West Point Academy as a young man. And ended up dying in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland, after a barroom brawl. Other famous works by Poe are The Raven, Murder on the Rouge Morgue, etc. In lived in the early part of the 19th Century. And also was a famous poet.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Raven and The Bells

    The Raven is noted for its musicality, stylized language and supernatural atmosphere, it tells of the mysterious visit of a talking raven to a distraught lover, tracing the lover's slow descent into madness.

    The Bells can be interpreted in many different ways, the most simple of which is simply a reflection of the sounds that bells can make, and the emotions evoked from that sound.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Raven and The Tell-Tale Heart.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Based on what I've seen on the Simpsons,it's The Raven and the Tell-Tale Heart.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Raven and Annabel Lee. The first is about the nothingness of life ad the second about pure love.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Pit and the Pendelum

  • metoo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    "The Raven" and "The Tell Tale Heart"

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the raven

  • "pit and the pendulum" maybe? its the only one i know though - not even sure its a poem :P

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