Eleonora. Edgar Allan Poe. Basics. First published in 1842 Published in the literary annual The Gift Usually seen to be autobiographical One of the few stories written by Poe with a relatively ‘happy’ ending. Plot. The story follows an unnamed narrator.
Edgar Allan Poe
Poe was thought to be expressing his feelings of guilt as he was considering other women to love.
At the time in which Poe wrote this short story he was married to his cousin, Virginia, who had begun to show signs of illness.
The term ‘Valley of the Many-Colored Grass’ was inspired by “Adonais” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. The poem was a 495 line, 55 stanza poem which mourns the loss of poet John Keats in 1821.
Seraphim= An order of angels; The six-winged angels standing in the presence of God.