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.
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.
The speaker contemplates the rise and fall of Rome amid the fallen grandeur of the Coliseum in this classic poem by E.A. Poe
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.
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.
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.
Love transcends death in this mystical, supernatural poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
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.
A young woman rationalizes her choice to marry a wealthy man after her beloved is killed in war.
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 short poem about the restless spirits of soldiers. Poe displays his talent for constructing imaginary landscapes in The Valley Of Unrest.
We’re updating this list throughout September. Stay tuned for all of Edgar Allan Poe’s poems in one place.
First appearing in Monday or Tuesday (1921), Blue and Green is prose poetry that asks us to consider the tangible and intangible nature of color, moving from objective to subjective perspective.