The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe: 25 Essential Poems (Hardcover)
Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most well-known poets and short story writers in the American literary canon. His poetry is dark and mysterious, heart-wrenching and beautiful. I have always loved his poems and short stories for the imagery, the excitement, and the emotional relatability. This is a beautifully illustrated book that not only provides pictures that follows the poetry themes but also gives definitions of less common or more advanced words, explanations, and anecdotes in a fun and approachable way for younger readers. This is a great book if you love poetry and you want your children to get into it as well. It has a little something for everyone. This anthology takes 25 of Poe’s most popular (and more appropriate) poems, has an introduction as well as pages in the back with basic facts and information, as well as prompts for further discussion on the poetry, which I think makes it more engaging.
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In this gorgeous collection, twenty-five of Poe's most beloved works are each illustrated with stunning, full-color collage artwork.
Poems include "The Raven," "The Bells," and many others. Brief commentary and helpful definitions accompany each poem, making The Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe among the most accessible--and beautiful--introductions to Edgar Allan Poe available.
From the Introduction:
SUGGESTION 1: Enjoy the poems. This seems far more important than trying to puzzle out what the author meant (or what other people believe the author meant).
SUGGESTION 2: Engage with the poems by asking questions....
SUGGESTION 3: Be your own boss. Read the poems in order or jump around as you see fit. Share them or savor them all by yourself. Say them aloud or whisper their words in your heart.
Poetry makes life better. There is NO wrong way to experience a poem.
So, read on, dear friend. And thank you for choosing poetry.