“Silence” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This poem portrays how humans can feel about silence; how it both brings people joy and causes them sorrow.

I really had high expectations for this one but it didn’t live up to my exceptions which is sad because I really wanted to like this one.

I either love Edgar Allan Poe’s work or hate and there is nothing in between these two. 

This poem was easy and a quick read but still there were a lots of things missing in this one at least for me.

I didn’t bother even to remember this poem because it was so bad and nothing more than that. It was so boring and uninteresting that I don’t even have words for it.

I give this poem 1 / 5

“An Enigma” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

To find her name, use the first letter of the first line, the second letter of the second line, the third letter of the third line, and so on.

This poem had the potential to get the full score but Edgar Allan Poe didn’t use that potential for whatever reason.

The plot itself was super interesting but it could have been much better if only Edgar Allan Poe had put some more work into this one. 

The writing style was amazing in this one. I shouted Edgar Allan Poe vibe which I truly loved in this one.

I give this poem 5 / 5

“Elizabeth” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

It was written for Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore cousin, Elizabeth Rebecca Herring.

I gotta say that it pissed me off because it is full of expiation from Edgar Allan Poe about the topic of why he had written it the way he did.

The writing style in this one was good but quit not on the level with Edgar Allan Poe. Which really disappointed me because I had sort of high expectations for this one. 

This poem doesn’t have neither the Edgar Allan Poe vibe to it because I really missed in this because the plot to this one was really speaking that it was written by Edgar Allan Poe.

I give this poem 2/ 5

“Mellonta Tauta” By Edgar Allan Poe Review.

The narrator, Pundit, embarks on a balloon trip to outer space in the year of 2848 and writes a letter narrating the details of his journey. The name that Poe gives his narrator suggests that he is a pundit, a knower of sublime truth.

Gotta be honest here with you and say that this one is one of these absurd tales. But I didn’t had fun with it and I for the most part enjoyed it. 

However the writing style wasn’t that great as you could expect from Edgar Allan Poe aka the king og gothic literature. 

When I was reading this tale I just could stop myself from reading this tale in Robert Downey JR voice. It is weird, I know.

For the most part this tale is a dry satirical story. However this tale didn’t interest me so much as I was expecting it would.

For me this tale wasn’t interesting so much and as good as it could be if Edgar Allan Poe did put some extra work into it.

I give this novel 1 / 5

“The Domain of Arnheim” By Edgar Allan Poe Review.

“The Domain of Arnheim” is a tale of a fantastically wealthy man called “Ellison” who desires to express “the true character, the august aims, the supreme majesty and dignity of the poetic sentiment”. He achieves his goal through creating “Arnheim”, a castle and landscape-garden of supreme loveliness.

For the most part this whole tale is about a man named Ellison and about his travel journey which was actually a good idea for a story. But again Edgar Allan Poe did not use the full potential of this story.

The writing style was pretty decent and for the most part the best thing in this whole story. 

This one is pretty much hard to pin down. But it wasn’t that great so that ti could give it even 2 stars. 

Don’t get me wrong I had a little bit of fun while reading this story but it could have been better than it actually was.

I give this novel 1 / 5

“Some Words With a Mummy” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

Some Words with a Mummy is a satirical short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Doctor Ponnonner invites the narrator to his home to take part in a mummy unwrapping.

The idea behind this short story was pretty interesting but I feel like it wasn’t used in the way as it could. It sort of had the potential to be better but in my opinion it wasn’t used.

The writing style here wasn’t the best. For the most part the writing style here was pretty okay but Edgar Allan Poe was able to do much better than this one. 

And I gotta be honest here with you this short story was packed with Edgar Allan Poe’s dry wit. Which didn’t go so well with me.

I also had hard time connecting with the story which leads to a low rating in my life and my adventure with books, short stories, poems, movies and series. 

This story was funny, so it needs to get points for that. There were a very hilarious moment in this story when the modern people of that era which is 19th century, could only find one superiority when compared to the ancient Egyptians which of course is cough drops. I had a good laugh when I read this and I love to have a good laugh while reading something. However this moment has truth to it. Because ancient people were very smart and more advanced than what we give them credit for.

And gotta say that this short story was creative which i like when it happens. So again extra points to this short story. 

I give this poem 1 / 5

“The Power of Words” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This poem focuses on someone who’s exhausted after a long day’s work in an apple orchard. Drifting between wakefulness and sleep, the poem’s speaker replays the day’s events while feeling anxious about all the apples left unpicked.

So today we are talking about Edgar Allan Poe and one of his short stories.This short story is only 2 pages long. 

It didn’t quit speak to me but I had fun time reading this short story. 

This short story needs to get some extra points for having some biblical reference to God creating the universe. Im very far from being a religious person but I appreciate references to history and what humans have created. 

This short story also has another reference to religion which is God needed to use “algebraic analysis” to create the universe and the mathematicians in this poem might be interested in the logical paradox that apparently keeps God happy according to Edgar Allan Poe. 

The writing style was pretty okay, but Edgar Allan Poe was Abe to write better poems and short stories than this one.

This poem offers us a very lovely debate about the spiritual philosophy and how it might relate to the inner workings of the world. Which this poem need to get extra points for.

However I had hard time connecting with this story which translates into a low rating with me.

There isn’t a lots of action in this one which may lead some people to not liking it. But I think that many if you will like it. 

I give this poem 1 / 5

“The Literary Life of Thingum Bob, Esq.” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This short story is about one Thingum Bob, who is a son of a brilliant and successful businessman.

This short story is a little wordy story, which i don’t mind but i’m not a huge fan of.

The writing style was pretty okay but Edgar Allan Poe was able to much better work than what he did here.

I had again hard time connecting with the story. So again a low rating is in order. 

This short story needs to get points for having some funny moments but there weren’t a lot of them.

The story in this short story was far from great. Its a bit of a disappointment if you are an Edgar Allan Poe like me. 

I give this poem 1 / 5

“The Angel of the Odd” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

The story follows an unnamed narrator who reads a story about a man who died after accidentally sucking a needle down his throat. He rages at the gullibility of humanity for believing a hoax. 

So the whole story in this short story was so absurd that there were times were it might laugh and there were times when it made me think why I was reading it. Which isn’t a good combination if you ask me.

However it needs to get points for being creative and sort of different from his other short stories. For me at least it sort of stands out from the rest not because it is good but because it was so strange even when it comes to Edgar Allan Poe.

I had really hard time connecting with the story which as you might know leads me to give it a low rating.

However  it was entertaining and made me laugh at times. And I had sort of fun time reading it but it was far from the best work by Edgar Allan Poe. However at times it was way too ridiculous at least for me.

The writing style was okay, it was not the worst but neither it was the best. Its like on the line between good and bad. 

I don’t know why but every time Edgar Allan Poe tries to be humanistic in his stories it doesn’t go well with me. It might be because I think of Edgar Allan Poe as the strange and odd guy who writes bad ass stories and poems and not as the jokester. 

This short stories wasn’t sort of my idea of horror which is probably another reason why I give it so low rating. 

It was also hard to read at times because the voice of the angel in this short story was written in a weird way. Which was sort of a in drunken style which made me very confused. 

I give this story 1 / 5

“The Balloon Hoax” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

It is about detailed European Monck Mason’s trip across the Atlantic Ocean in only three days in a gas balloon. It was later revealed as a hoax and the story was retracted two days later.

So another short story from Edgar Allan Poe which didn’t go well with me. I had hard time connecting with the story which again leads to a low rating from me.

I also need to mention that this story was boring and it wasn’t a lots of action in it. 

The writing style was bad, probably one of the worst I’ve seen Edgar Allan Poe do in his short stories and poems.

After reading this short story I began to think that Edgar Allan Poe had a fascination with hot air balloons.  Because it was too much talk about them in this story. 

One of the things which annoyed me the most with this story is that it ended where it was supposed to be picking up.

And I can’t stop thinking that if Edgar Allan Poe wrote at some point a Buzzfeed article it would be as lame and boring as this story. 

I give this story 1 / 5