Text: Charles W. Kent (notes) Robert A. Stewart (variants) (ed. J. A. Harrison), “Notes to An Enigma,” The Complete Works of Edgar Allan PoeVol. VII: Poems (1902), p. 215


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[page 215, continued:]

AN ENIGMA.

Page 110.

SONNET, UNION MAGAZINE, MARCH, 1848.

Text, Griswold.

Variation of Sartain’s Union Magazine from the text.

Line 10 tuckermanities (petrarchmanities).

EDITORS NOTE.

A very irregular sonnet so worded that the first letter of the first line, the second letter of the second line, etc., give the name Sarah Anna Lewis (Anna Estelle Lewis — “Stella.” Cf. “A Valentine”).

 


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Notes:

None.


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