The poem serves as an allegory about a king “in the olden time long ago” who is afraid of evil forces that threaten him and his palace, foreshadowing impending doom. The poem takes a marked change in tone towards the second to last stanza.
The plot is great as always when it comes to work of Edgar Allan Poe. However there are some plot holes in poem. I mean I don’t expect a poem to be written as a book but come on. How did the inhabitants of the palace die? Murder ? Sickness ? Were are the answers ?
You will enjoy it, and you will enjoy even more the second time when you read it. If you are like me, you will appreciated it a lot.
The ending is memorable and great. The ending have definitely a creepy vibe to it, which every horror fan will appreciated.
It is very short as a poem should be, the language is surprisingly easy. I said “surprisingly” because you know it was written in 1839 and since then the English language have changed a lot.
This poem is disturbing, as you may have guessed. But it is what makes it fun in the Edgar Allan Poe’s work. However now on days it is a typical haunted house story in a poem format
The poem is creepy in every possibly beautiful way. At least it was for me.
The writing style was something to talk about. It was amazing when it comes to the fact that this was a poem.
It is important to say that this poem is an excellent example of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterful use of allegory. And it really shows how a brilliant writer Edgar Allan Poe was, but it also shows why Edgar Allan Poe is so huge legend in the storytelling field now.
The rhythm of this poem fits very well with the story which is told in it.
This poem also have a lots of references to mythology which I at least appreciated.
However this poem might sound like a scene of heaven being taken over by something demonic.
I give this poem 5 / 5