Edgar Allen Poe Project
Created on February 8, 2024
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Symbolism 1: Near the end of the poem, the husband states "From grief and groan to a golden throne beside the King of Heaven." The words "Throne beside the King of Heaven" symbolize Heaven and "King of Heaven" symbolizes God, describing Lenore ascending to heaven.
Symbolism 2: During the entirety of the poem, Poe/the speaker repeatedly calls Lenore young and obsesses over her. This poem could symbolize how Edgar Allen Poe felt about his own wife dying at such a young age and how he dealt with the grief himself. Evidence: "For her, the fair and debonnaire, that now so lowly lies," "A dirge for her, the doubly dead in that she died so young." "That did to death the innocence that died, and died so young?"