The 5 Most Interesting Doomed Queens (In My Opinion)

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at my five favorite stories of Doomed Queens.   In this countdown, I will rank the Queens based on how much interest I find in their tales.   This is not to say that any one of them is better than the others, or worse,…

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The Concept of Being Buried Alive in Edgar Allan Poe’s Works

For the final day of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to take a look at the concept of being buried alive as it is used in Poe’s works.   The thought of possibly being buried alive is a core fear for many people, making the appearance of this in fictional works a truly horrifying…

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Lenore Poem Analysis

For day six of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Poe’s poem Lenore.   I have found the poem’s text on poets.org.   Once again, I thought this would be a line-by-line analysis, but I have found with Poe, I prefer to do a stanza-by-stanza style analysis instead. Lenore Edgar…

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Death and the Maiden in Edgar Allan Poe’s Works

For day five of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to take a look at the Death and the Maiden motif as used in Poe.   I did a video that spoke to this principal a few weeks ago.   In this post, I will be going a bit deeper into why Victorians were so…

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Ligeia, Poe’s Witchy Woman

For Femme Fatale Friday of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to write about Ligeia as Poe’s witchy woman!   I have written about this story before, but it has been a long time so I am delighted to take the opportunity to feature this tale as my Femme Fatale Friday post for my Edgar…

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Annabel Lee Analysis

For day two of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do an analysis of Annabel Lee.   I had originally thought to do a line-by-line analysis, but I really enjoyed my stanza-by-stanza analysis of The Raven yesterday, so I will be doing the same thing with Annabel Lee today!   Once again, I found…

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The Raven Analysis

For the first day of Gothic Romance Week, I will be doing a stanza-by-stanza analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.   As I announced yesterday, this year Gothic Romance Week will be themed further to feature The Works of Edgar Allan Poe exclusively!   This is why I found analyzing Poe’s most famous work…

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Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, Caretaker of the Dead

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to take a look at the Greek Goddess Persephone.   In particular, I will be focusing on her role as Queen of the Underworld.   In this guise, she is seen as a caretaker of the dead.   It is this aspect of her that is…

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Morgana, Queen of the Shadows

Welcome back to Morgan le Fay Week at White Rose of Avalon! For day three of Morgan le Fay Week, as well as this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have decided to discuss Morgan as Queen of the Shadows.   This is Morgan as her most deep and shadowy Death Goddess aspect.   It is…

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The Importance of Ancestral Memory

For today’s post, I have decided to write about the concept of ancestral memory.   It is my birthday week and I always feel close to lost loved ones the time around my birthday.   Today is actually the birthday of my favorite aunt, whom I lost over two decades ago. This means that I…

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