Category: Poetry

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe: The Madness of Nevermore

“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe: The Madness of Nevermore

There is something of the madman in every man. There is something of the sadist in every sinner. Is there something of ecstasy in every elegy? So it was with Edgar Allan Poe—and he called it Beauty. It often takes a poet—a poet like Poe—to exhume the mysterious depravity of people. As churchgoers lean into Lent in the last clawing […]

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Adam’s Curse: William Butler Yeats on Original Sin

Adam’s Curse: William Butler Yeats on Original Sin

by Patrick B. Whalen | Part of the human tragedy is our capacity to imagine the perfect and to desire it.

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