Edgar Allan Poe Poems

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The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe


Alone” (1875)

Some argue that “Alone” offers the best glimpse into the poet’s life, while others say it is a poem for dealing with times when the bad outweights the good.

Annabel Lee” (1849)

A well known poem, it was Poe’s last completed before his death, and explores the love and death of a beautiful woman, similar to many of his works.

Al Aaraaf

Poe’s longest poem, which he claims to have written at 15, Al Aaraaf is based on stories of the Qu’ran and tells of a middle place between heaven and earth.


“The Bells” (1849)

Growing steadily darker in tone, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Bells” is a poem that begs interpretation along Poe’s classic themes of mania, madness and dream.

“Bridal Ballad”

A  young woman rationalizes her choice to marry a wealthy man after her beloved is killed in war.


The City in the Sea” (1831)

First published as ‘The Doomed City’ in 1831 and later as ‘The City of Sin’, it tells the story of a city ruled by Death itself.

The Coliseum”

The Conqueror Worm” (1843)

The cycle of life and is a play where actors chase at phantoms. To paraphrase Shakespeare, the worm is the final conqueror of man.


“A Dream”


“Dream-Land” (1844)

“A Dream Within A Dream” (1850)


“Eldorado” (1849)


“An Enigma”


“Evening Star”



“For Annie” (1849)

“From An Album”


“Gratitude To –“

“The Great Man”


“The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour”

“The Haunted Palace” (1839)

“To Helen”






“The Lake”

“Latin Hymn”



“The Magician”

“The Mammoth Squash”


“Oh, Tempora! Oh, Mores!”


The Raven” (1845)

Among Poe’s most well known works, The Raven is lyrical and supernatural, chronicling a distraught lover’s descent into madness after a strange visitor.



“Scenes from ‘Politian'”


The Sleeper” (1831)

Love transcends death in this mystical, supernatural poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

“The Skeleton-Hand”

“Spiritual Song”

“Spirits of the Dead” (1829)


“Song of Triumph”

“Sonnet – to Science”




“To F–S S. O–D”

“To F–“

“To Helen”

“To M.L.S.–“

“To My Mother”

“To Sarah”

“To — (” I heed not that my earthly lot”)

“To — (” Not long ago, the writer of these lines”)

“To — (The Bowers wherat, in dreams, I see”)

“To The River” (1829)

“To One In Paradise”

“Translation: Hymn To Aristogeiton And Harmodius”




“A Valentine” (1850)

The Valley of Unrest” (1845)

A short poem about the restless spirits of soldiers. Poe displays his talent for constructing imaginary landscapes in The Valley Of Unrest.


“To Zante”