Poe, Edgar Allan Easter Egg - Hidden Names in Edgar Allan Poe Poems
The enduring fame of Poe's dark tales and poems -- such as The Raven, The Black Cat, The Telltale Heart, and The Pit and the Pendulum -- have long overshadowed his strong penchant for hoaxes and puzzles. In fact, he ran several hoaxes as apparently legit news articles.
In 2 of his later poems, "A Valentine" and "An Enigma", you can find hidden names by reading the first letter of line 1, second letter of line 2, and so on.
"A Valentine" spells the name of Frances Sargent Osgood, while "An Enigma" spells Sarah Anna Lewis, both poets whose work Poe reviewed.
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