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A rocky West Side knoll inspires Edgar Allan Poe

In 1844, Edgar Allan Poe had a lot on his mind.

Though he’d already published some short stories and newspaper pieces, Poe was still a struggling writer… 391 more words

Poets And Writers

The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe (The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings)

The title draws to mind imagery of lies.
The first word is an abrupt interjection: “True!” It contrasts with the imagery of the title.
There is word repetition to emphasise, which lends the appearance of nervousness. 540 more words

Book Reviews

Let's Explore... Israfel by Edgar Allan Poe


In Heaven a spirit doth dwell

“Whose heart-strings are a lute”;

None sing so wildly well

As the angel Israfel,

And the giddy stars (so legends tell) 918 more words


A Dream Within A Dream

I need to apologize for my lack of publishing. Okay, now that that’s out of the way, I can get down to business, which means uploading more beautiful photos for you to gaze at! 163 more words


The Crown Prince of Grade Z Films

The first time I ever heard of him was when I was a student at Dartmouth. At that time (the mid 1960s) I subscribed to… 304 more words


National Short Story Month 2016: Week 3

Maybe it’s the overcast skies and threat of rain (again), but I’m feeling some Edgar Allan Poe today. 35 more words