Poe on Poetry

by Ann Neilson

A lesson from my dearest Mr. Poe.

Quy's Notebook

499px-Edgar_Allan_Poe_1848

Quotes:

“I hold that a long poem does not exist. I maintain that the phrase, “a long poem,” is simply a flat contradiction in terms.”

“I would define, in brief, the Poetry of words as the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty. Its sole arbiter is taste. With the intellect or with the conscience, it has only collateral relations. Unless incidentally, it has no concern whatever either with duty or with truth.”

“Literature is the most noble of professions. In fact, it is about the only one fit for a man.”

“A poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.”

606px-Edgar_Allan_Poe_Signature.svg

Edgar Allan Poe

The Poetic Principle by Poe:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Poetic_Principle

The Philosophy of Composition by Poe:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Philosophy_of_Composition

490px-Spirtsofthedead

View original post

Advertisements