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The Poetry

  • J. R. Hammond
Part of the Literary Companions book series (LICOM)

Abstract

Throughout his literary career Poe regarded himself as first and foremost a poet and only secondarily a writer of short stories. He had turned to the writing of fiction when he realised that his earnings from poetry would be insufficient for his modest needs, but in the last analysis he felt this was a distraction from his central artistic concerns. For him the writing of poetry was ‘not a purpose, but a passion’.1

Keywords

Short Story Romantic Love Careful Revision Perfect Expression Poetic Imagination 
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© J. R. Hammond 1981

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