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This 22-line poem is constructed in iambic tetrameter with rhyming couplets. Anyone who has studied Shakespeare will know the structure of his iambic pentameter and its biological association with a heartbeat. Poe’s use of iambic tetrameter is similar in nature and fitting structure for a poem that is, arguably, about life. With negatively charged diction ...


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As a young man, Poe felt more than "isolated and different from everyone else." It was as if he felt "vision impaired" or "sensory impaired" and was unable to "pick up" things that were obvious to ordinary people. (This sometimes happens to very bright people whose intelllectual standards are so high that they miss out on what everyone else "knows." As one ...


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