Edgar Allan,1809–49, U.S. poet, short-story writer, and critic.


or P.O.E.

port of embarkation.
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  • Poe's saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just.

    The Lyric

    John Drinkwater

  • Poe could indeed do it, although he hovered at times near the border of insanity.

  • It is only a Poe who can keep the pitch through the whole concert of experience.

  • Poe, and the imitators of Poe, have been regarded too often by our people as the normal type of poet.

  • Poe raised his gun, and aiming surely at the chief, pulled trigger.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

British Dictionary definitions for poe



Edgar Allan. 1809–49, US short-story writer, poet, and critic. Most of his short stories, such as The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) and the Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque (1840), are about death, decay, and madness. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) is regarded as the first modern detective story


abbreviation for

military port of embarkation
port of entry
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