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Edgar Allan Poe (1809—1849) American short-story writer, poet, and critic


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Poem by Poe, published in the American Whig Review (Dec. 1847). This lyrical poem, called by Poe a ballad, expresses the writer's grief over the death of his beloved “Ulalume,” and in its first magazine publication had ten stanzas ranging from the nine lines of the first stanza to the 13 of the penultimate, which in later publications became the final stanza. The meter is anapestic trimeter. It tells of the lover's unwitting return to the tomb where he had buried his Ulalume:It was hard by the dim lake of AuberIn the misty mid region of Weir—It was down by the dank tarn of Auber,In the ghoul–haunted woodland of Weir.

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