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Where to Read Edgar Allan Poe Poems Online

Updated on December 1, 2010

Need to Find Edgar Allan Poe's Poems on the Web?

Finding Edgar Allan Poe poems online is thankfully pretty easy, since Poe's works are out of copyright--the American literary giant died in 1849. If you need to read Poe's fiction, poetry or short works for your school essay, college term paper, university research paper or just for the sheer delight of enjoying a master of the macabre, here are a few links to Poe's most famous poems online.

At The Free Library Online, you'll find a Poe biography along with full texts of some of his best-loved stories and poems, including The Raven, undoubtedly the writer's most celebrated poem.

Poetry Online has some of his lesser-known poems, including Annabel Lee and The City in the Sea.

The Literature Network has one of the largest Poe collections on the web, with classics such as The Raven as well as literally dozens of other poetic works, including The Conqueror Worm, The Haunted Palace and Lenore. You'll also find handy essays about Edgar Allan Poe to help you learn more about his life and how to interpret his stories and poems.

Also check out The Literature Page for more of the author's masterly poetry and prose, with full text of Poe's fictional works, such as The Pit and the Pendulum, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher.


Read The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Online

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ...

[Read more of this poem on The Literature Page]


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    • Rattigan profile image

      Rattigan 7 years ago from St Catharines, Ontario

      Thanks, WE!

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      Website Examiner 7 years ago

      Everyone who writes about Poe has my full support. I certainly admire his work, and who doesn't? Voted this up. Nice work, excellent layout. For future reference, 290+ words is pretty short, the search engines and readers like a bit more volume, so aiming for 500+ words is a good idea. Best of luck to you! W.E.