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Edgar Allan Poe Literary critism is extremely essential in the understanding of literature works Critism on Edgar Allan Poe varies with poems short stories and other literary works Harold Bloom has published two books maybe even more on the critism and interpretation of Edgar Allan Poes works In both of these books there are other authors and critics explaing and evaluating Poes works Some critical view points are on his poems others are on his short stories and some are just on his style of writing Since Edgar Allan Poe has published many poems and short stories over a period of time it is no wonder why there is so much critism on his works In Daniel Hoffmans book Poe Poe Poe Poe he tells a story about a professor who is to lecture about Poes poetry Before the professor begins to read one of Poes poems he states No poet in the English tongue who is still read with reverence has committed such gaffes against the genius of our language nor has written lines of comparable banality Hoffman p 20 This explains how other poets respect and admire the poems written by Edgar Allan Poe There is not just admiration and respect for Poes poems there is also negative critism A critic named John Neal stated If Edgar Allan Poe of Baltimore whose lines About Heaven though he professes to r- Egard them as all together superior to any
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