Tag Archives: Edgar Allan Poe

Halloween on a Tight Budget

It’s that time of year: jack o’ lanterns adorn the streets, kids run around picking up candy, decked out in awesome costumes like the lucky bastards they are, while us poor grown-up saps either accompany them or squeeze into inappropriate … Continue reading

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The Date Approaches: Poe Statue in Boston

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, if you are in Boston you’ve probably heard about the new Edgar Allan Poe statue that will be revealed on October 5th, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South (near … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Poe’s “Alone” (#29)

“Alone” From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: “The City in the Sea” by Poe (#8)

I suppose it wouldn’t be preposterous to include my own favorite poem in this series. For an account of how the poet Edgar Allan Poe saved me from a bog of intellectual apathy that threatened to drown me in high … Continue reading

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Where the Melancholy Waters Lie

I have to take an English Literature exam tomorrow. I feel my brain crammed with both useful and obsolete information, and can almost hear the random names and dates and works, spanning Beowulf to present day, that are falling out … Continue reading

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