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CHAPTER XIV
AMERICAN LITERATURE

Poe's poems, which do not number fifty in all, belong to the borderland between music and poetry. Among the best known, if not among the best, are The Bells, The Raven, For Annie, and Annabel Lee. He left on record, perhaps not quite accurately, the principles on which The Raven was constructed. He says he chose beauty for the atmosphere, and that beauty draws tears from the sensitive soul : therefore he chose a melancholy theme. The most beautiful thing is a beautiful woman ; the most melancholy thing is death : therefore he makes a lover lament the death of a beautiful woman. Again, with the refrain, o is the longest vowel, and when linked with r is capable of protracted emphasis. That was the motive underlying the reiterated ` nevermore.'
Professor Saintsbury and other good judges rank To Helen above any of the poems mentioned.

Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicdan barks of yore
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
The weary, wayworn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.

On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece
And the grandeur that was Rome.

Lo, in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I see thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand !
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which
Are holy land !

Walt Whitman, 1819-1892, was born at West Hills, Long Island. After his schooling young

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