Gothic Poetry Notes


Outstanding poetry shared..

About the Jez of It

Gothic or Dark Poetry is an invitation to write the darker side of life and the imagination. It’s an alternative to the sweet and romantic love poetry of Keats or Wordsworth. So, if you feel a need to write about the feelings of someone being there when you are alone, the dark emotions of depression, or the bloodlust of the vampire then Gothic is where it is at. Shakespeare did it in some of the darkest poetry written, as seen in his tragedies and Edgar Allan Poe was a master of the dark. There is no specified form, meter, or rhyme that is at the poet’s discretion.

Example

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no…

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