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A Complete Collection of Edgar Allan Poe's Poetical Works

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  6,644 ratings  ·  146 reviews
Review: "[Poe's] most thoughtful notices set a level of popular book reviewing that has remained unequalled in America, and that led George Bernard Shaw to call him 'the greatest journalistic critic of his time.'" Kenneth Silverman
Product Description: A real Classic of the classics! It is more than 100 years since the death of Edgar Allan Poe, and his writings are now for
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Mike
Probably best when read drunk and listening to Lustmord.
Ben
I should be grading papers right now, but I decided first to write a review of The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allen Poe. In "A Dream within a Dream" Poe writes: "And I hold within my hand/Grains of the golden sand -- How few! yet how they creep/Through my fingers to the deep,/While I weep -- while I weep! O God! can I not grasp/Them with a tighter clasp?"). As the hours of our lives dwindle away, I find writing a review of Poe -- whose writings cultivate the spirit and haunt the soul -- a better u ...more
Tasniem Sami
أؤمن ان الشعر هو تحكم في السياق ، ذلك ما يعطيه هذه القدرة علي " العنف علي الكلام" العادي للبشر ، يُشبِّه ادجار الان بو أثر القصيدة كأثر "الدمغ بالشمع" مما يعني ان للقصيدة أثرين - أحدهما قريب والآخر بعيد لا أقصد في الفاصل الزمني .هناك قصيدة لشيللي يشبه تأثيرها هذا " الدمغ بالشمع " - القصيدة دافئة ، خيالها رقيق وأثيري ، لكن تشعر دائماً انه ليس بالعمق الذي شعر به الشاعر هذا الذي أستيقظ ليلاً من أحلام حُلوة عن محبوبته ليسبح في النسيم المُعطر لليلة صيفيه
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Kapak tasarımı (sert kapak, çarpıcı font ve renkler): Şahane
Kağıt: (Saman, sayfalar büyük, okuması zevkli): Şahane
İçerik: Hikayelerini daha çok sevsem de şiirlerini de seviyorum, Poe sonuçta!: Güzel.

Çeviri: Kötü. Maalesef.

Şiir çevirmek başka bir şey işte, içine ruh katmadan olmuyor bu iş, metin çevirmeye benzemiyor. Yani bir dili bilmek o dile ait şiirleri çevirmek için yeterli değil. Kelimelerle oynamak, farklı söylenişlerini bulmak, Türkçe'nin içine güzelce serpiştirmek gerekiyor bazen. Ben O
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Kacie
This collection of poems by Edgar Allan Poe is filled with poetry speaking of death, hope, hopelessness, the sense of time and how everything changes as days go by. Some of it is rather gloomy but at the same time many of these selected poems bring words of wisdom as well as hope. Most of the poem's are relatable to Poe's life. "A Dream Within A Dream" discusses the death of Poe's wife. He cannot seem to let go of the memory of his love and it shows his hope and despair. Each and every poem is f ...more
Tabi {Sherlockian} Card
How is it, that with my love the dark and beautiful stories, that I have never read Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry? I have no idea, but I’m glad I finally have! Some gave me shivers, some were gorgeous, and all had this undertone of longing in them. I loved them all, but have to say some favorites were ‘The Raven’ (that one line “Quoth the Raven – Nevermore!” is just so haunting and has so much meaning!) ‘Fairyland’ and ‘The Haunted Palace’. But they were all so good and such examples of older and yet ...more
Ann-Marie
"Annabel Lee" has always been one of my favorite poems. I loved the haunting beauty and tragedy of it and the theme of eternal love. This little book is a great collection for those who like the chilling touch of the macabre in their poetry or even just evocative lyrics. On a quick side note, I like "The Raven" and have to admit that whenever I think of it I think of that Simpsons episode that has James Earl Jones reciting it with the help of Homer and Bart. Classic.
Mugren Ohaly
I'd have given the poems a higher rating, had I been able to better understand them.
Miranda Rae
"Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works" was really good. Edgar Poe has always been one of my favorite poets. I love his dark style. I would have loved to have been able to meet and talk with him.
The book of poetry was divided into seven sections. These are: Poems of Later Life, Poems of Manhood, Scenes from 'Politian,' Poems of Youth, Doubtful Poems, Prose Poems, and Essays. The section titles explain themselves. My favorite poems were the doubtful poems. They seem very melancholy and make m
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Mel Vincent
Edgar Allan Poe is truly timeless and prolific. His works are true and ground breaking. Without him, there wouldn't have been poems or works that talked about mystery, suspense, detective genres and the dark sides of life. He pointed out that not all stories end happily and it is even seen in his poems too. No one at the time was writing these kinds of aspects but him and I strongly believe that he should be granted the title "The Father of the Detective story" but sadly many contemporary writer ...more
Nadine
My favourite is still The Raven, and that's probably because it was on the Simpsons. I just can't concentrate when I read poetry. There was a "prose poem" (I didn't even know that could be a thing) where he described a sunset, which I also liked. There were essays at the back where he discussed poetry, and I think they sort of explained why I am not into poetry, Basically, they are useful for describing beauty and I guess I need to be able to actually see it. He also said that melancholy is the ...more
Elizabeth
I enjoyed the book overall. I adored some poems but found others to be tedious and confusing. Some poems were difficult to understand, and many, particularly the poems written for specific people, might have been more enjoyable if the book had provided some kind of information or context. Some of these poems just don't work in a vacuum. These poems range from romance to horror to fantasy, and there is even a drama included at the end of the book. The poems are given in reverse chronological orde ...more
Steven
When I was younger I was under the impression Poe was just a sort of mad man writer who seemed fixated on creepy imagery, death, shadows, fear, etc. either because he was some mad genius, had a mental disorder, or was unduly affected by his fondness for alcohol. In reading his poems one gets a less distorted and shallow sense of the man: he was, essentially, lonely. He craved companionship and love like most humans. However, it appears he felt that Fate, God, and the Universe were unspeakably cr ...more
Debbie
I'm so disappointed I didn't get on with this all that well. I thought a bit of gothic poetry would be right up my street, but sadly no.
I found the overall collection very melancholic and depressing. Most of his themes are around lost loves dying too young and after a while it did get a bit tedious. The overall grief he was feeling for the loss of his beloved wife (and cousin) Virginia echoes throughout. As do the doomed relationships that followed her.
However, there were a couple of poems that
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Joe1207
I read this off my new Kindle, and to better improve the reading atmosphere, I inverted the text to have the words white and the background black. It added a very nice, creepy touch.

I saw this a while back and now I can't pass up putting this on here:



Brendan
Poems written between 1827 and 1849, because it was difficult to write after he died.

Introduction by Jay Parini, which is mostly a brief bio of Poe.

Afterword by April Bernard.

Poe worked with various rhyme schemes. He liked to employ repetition and adjusted (or tweaked) repetition. He had an ear for sound and rhythm.

However, much of his writing seems antiquated. Bernard mentions that he wasn't just a product of his times (early 19th century), but he had an infatuation with the Old World. In h
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Allison Socha
Classic! My favorite writer. He is able to create suspense seemingly effortlessly.
Mamdouh Abdullah
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always enjoy reading his books and i own one myself
Scott Knier
When Hearing Poe's name, most people think of poetry, however it’s very difficult to find someone who knows something other than The Raven. Most of Edgar’s greatest hits tend to be in the short story section, with The Tell-Tale Heart, The Premature Burial, or The Masque of the Red Death. However, some of his better, creepier, dreamier works are in his poetry. This book contains a very diverse amount of content from his first: Tamerlane in 1827, to his last and one of my all time favorite; The Be ...more
Neusha
Like most of his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe's poems are dark and gothic with many of them centered around a lost beloved one, an undying love and death. I found myself drawn to poems that were more straightforward and closer to something that could've been written in the last few decades but at the same time I was also intrigued by the more lyrical and symbolic poems, trying very much to understand what Poe was trying to say.

Like I enjoy his short stories and the themes behind them, I enjoye
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Bonny
I love Poe and come back each year to read a bit of his work, usually just a few mixed in with the most obvious- The Raven, Lenore, Ulalume, The Bells and Annabel Lee. This year I decided to read The Complete Poems, four things marking it memorable:
1. Three stormy nights of rain, wind and scratching branches against my window, setting a perfect mood
2. Finishing the book on Poe's 203rd birthday
3. A friend posting pictures of his visit to the Poe Museum and Poe's gravestone
4. Discovering Poe''s
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Lau
Jun 20, 2014 Lau rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lau by: Carina
Shelves: muy-bueno
Tengo que aclarar, no sin cierta vergüenza, que no sabía que Edgar Allan Poe había escrito poesía hasta que me prestaron el libro.

No estoy segura de qué es lo que esperaba al leerlas, pero me encontré transportándome a un mundo gótico y sombrío, pero no carente de sentimientos.
Cuando uno piensa en Poe, la primer palabra que viene a la mente no es precisamente "romántico". Sin embargo, en sus poesías hay sensibilidad y tragedia, se habla de amor, de dolor, y sobre todo, de muerte.

Son todas muy b
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Louise
3 Stars

This is going to be a very short review because, to be honest, I don’t have much to say. With a few notable exceptions such as “The Bells“, I feel pretty ambivalent about almost every single poem in this collection. This probably reflects more on me than Poe, however; I simply struggle to focus and take in poetry that doesn’t have much narrative – the words and sounds just seem wash over me in a way that makes me lose track of what’s actually meant to be going on. And Poe I find especiall
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Rachel Burke
The collected poetry of Edgar Allen Poe is one of my favorite books of poetry. It is really recommended for children about 14 and up just because of how dark and senile Poe can be. This book is a collection of his poetry throughout his life. Many of the poems are about death and darkness, as he was known for. Edgar Allen Poe was thought to be a little crazy, but regardless he is one of the most famous poets and authors. This book is appealing because of the darkness of it all; a reader doesn’t n ...more
Amy
You never think of Edgar Allen Poe, the man behind "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Cask of Amantillado" as a really exceptional poet; I'm here to tell you he is.

While his short stories are great too and in fact, "Cask" led me to love Amantillado sherry (it's like drinking fiery liquid gold), the poems are all wonderful too.

His style is simplistic; "The Bells" might seem childish if you don't consider that repetition creates the feeling of hearing all kinds of different bells ringing out o
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Jessica Bensinger
I really enjoyed these poems. There was only two things that didn't make sense to me, why was there a part of a play in it when this was just a book of his poems and why did the editor chose to have the poems go in reverse chronological order. I feel it would make more sense reading from the beginning of his poems to the ending of his poems. Over all, I liked reading these poems and found a couple that I really liked but had never read before.
David sky prieto
Do you want a book with amazing poems then this is a book for you.It has poems with mystery and dark meaning's.Bu r not all od this back is sad or dark it also has happy poems to.Ome of the happieat ones talks about a woman getting ready to get maried and..... sorry can't say no more if you want to know what happens then you better get the book
Jesse Lehrer
Meh. His poetry is surprisingly mediocre. The only poems I really liked in this book were The Conqueror Worm and The Raven. I only knew The Raven before, since it's so famous, and it's definitely incredibly really reading it for the first time. Most of the poems are so bland and blech I don't even know why his poetry is at all popular.

His short stories, on the other hand, are freaking awesome - if you want to read Poe, read the short stories. The poems are already mostly mediocre, but compared t
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Noemie
I loved quite a few poems but some were just too much for me. They seemed exaggerated and too long. But I have to admit that they are beautiful poems. There's this eerie love in them and I enjoyed reading Poe's poetry. Some of my favourites were "Song", "Israfel" and "Ulalume". I feel like I could read them over and over again!
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“Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
'Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold–too cold for me-
There pass'd, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.”
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They bore thee o'er the billow,
From love to titled age and crime,
And an unholy pillow!
From me, and from our misty clime,
Where weeps the silver willow!”
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