The Book of the Great Queen Review

For today’s post, I have decided to share a brief review of The Book of the Great Queen: The Many Faces of the Morrigan, from Ancient Legends to Modern Devotions by Morpheus Ravenna.    This book is a complex text that examines the whole of the literature about the Morrigan deeply. This book is at…

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Literary Faery Queens

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at three literary Faery Queens.   I will briefly discuss each Faery Queen in her own short section.    Gloriana ~Gloriana is the titular character of Edmund Spenser’s poem The Faerie Queene.   While she is more of an overarching driving force than a character…

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My Top 5 Favorite Gothic Villains and Anti-Heroes

For today’s post, I have decided to share a list of my five favorite male characters in Gothic literature.   These characters are all villains or at least anti-heroes.   They are the most fun male characters in these types of novels, after all!   Without further ado, here is my list. Number 5: Mr.…

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The Real Women in Edgar Allan Poe’s Life

Surprise!   It’s a bonus post for this year’s Gothic Romance Week!   Continuing with the Edgar Allan Poe theme, I wanted to do a post not on his work, but on the women we know inspired it!   I will only be discussing here his mother and the women to whom he was either…

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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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My Top 10 Favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales

For day three of Gothic Romance Week, I have decided to do a countdown of my ten favorite Edgar Allan Poe Tales.    Number 10: The Cask of Amontillado ~This tale is one that has to do with a plot to murder a friend through means of deceit.   There is also the occurrence of…

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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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