THE POETRY IN EDGAR ALLEN POE’S SYSTEM OF AESTHETICS – 2012-1

Summary

Mariam H. Gevorgyan
Writer, poet, and critic Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849), a notable representative of late period American romanticism, holds a unique place in the history of world literature.

Poe was an exceptional lyricist and theoretician. He created a complete poetic review of American literature.

Poe’s aesthetic goals were complied in the articles, ‘’The Philisophy of Composition,’’ (1846) and “The Poetic Principle,” (1850).

In the sphere of aesthetics, he developed the concept of beauty, the close bond between lyricism and music, the study of the principles of poetic structure of European romanticism, and through his theories discriminated between the concepts of Beauty and Truth. The concept of superlative Beauty was at the foundation of Poe’s poetry.

By moving on to the revelations of lyrical functions, Poe considered it important to have limits and characterizations, which determine the place of poetry in man’s consciousness.

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