The Conqueror Worm

ebook Poem

By Edgar Allan Poe

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A meditation on death and mortality, "The Conqueror Worm" describes a cryptic and ghoulish play that represents the inevitability of death.

Despite the fact that his first published works were books of poetry, during his lifetime Edgar Allan Poe was recognized more for his literary criticism and prose than his poetry. However, Poe's poetic works have since become as well-known as his famous stories, and reflect similar themes of mystery and the macabre.

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