“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

“A Tale of the Ragged Mountains” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This tale begins with an identified narrator whose story is the loose outer frame for the central tale of Augustus Bedloe, a wealthy young invalid whom the narrator has known “casually” for eighteen years yet who still remains an enigma.

First thing first and that’s why I need to say that I’m giving short story extra points for being mysterious and overall an original story.

The writing style here again was not good enough for Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe was fully able to write better than he did in this one.

The plot was kind of okay, but the potential of this story wasn’t fully used. Of course it was interesting enough to read it. But I wouldn’t reread it. 

The old English really comes to place in this one. And I needed to pull up my dictionary a lots. 

And to be honest here I was confused while reading it and after I’ve read it I was still confused. 

Overall its a little weird short story.

I give this poem 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

“The Premature Burial” By Edgar Allan Poe Review

This one is about being buried alive, which was a common fear in this period. It is also about natural fears of people, and how other individuals’ experiences can taint how we live our own lives.

To be honest it doesn’t get more Edgar Allan Poe than this short story. And I need to give this short story points for giving my huge Edgar Allan Poe vibes. 

The writing style in this short story was amazing, it truly shows how create of a writer Edgar Allan Poe was. The gothic writing style comes very forward in this one which I truly loved. 

The whole plot is amazing, because the idea if being buried alive always scared me and I sometimes thought about it. However there were some plot holes in it, but the plot holes aren’t big enough to ruin the story for most of you. 

This one isn’t scary but it is definitely very creepy because I think that everyone is afraid of being buried alive and have thought about it at some point in their life. 

If you are like me, this short story when you finish it, will leave you with a feeling of unease.

I give this short story 3 / 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