“The Bridal Ballad” by Edgar Allen Poe

“The Bridal Ballad” by Edgar Allen Poe- a digital edition project

Although Edgar Allen Poe is best known for his literary works “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Ravin”, he composed a multitude of writings that are equally worth of attention and analysis. Poe’s poem, “The Bridal Ballad”, written in 1837, shows his range as a writer by exploring themes of love, hope, death, and despair that are typical in the Feminine Gothic literary style. Through this digital edition and exploration of “The Bridal Ballad”, readers will learn about the less familiar side of Poe’s writing and gain a deeper understanding of Poe’s relation to the gothic genre, including both male and female authors, as a whole.