"The City in the Sea" is a revision of Poe's earlier work, "The Doomed City," and this previous title hints at the sense of decay that is also typical in Poe's Gothic romances. In "The City in the Sea," the setting lies at the center of the work, but the main motif deals with the influence of ted Reading Time: 5 mins.
· Texta — “The City in the Sea” — before April — (speculated new manuscript prepared for publication in the American Review. This manuscript has apparently not survived, but the text has presumably been preserved in Textb. Cullen B. Colton states that the manuscript was among those “either lost or stolen.”.
As has often been suggested, the more likely source for Poe was the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, both still visible beneath the Dead Sea. In his poem “Al Aaraaf,” Poe includes the following note: “There were, undoubtedly, more than two cities engluphed in the ‘dead sea.’.
In a strange city lying alone. Far down within the dim West, Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best. Have gone to their eternal rest. There shrines and palaces and towers. (Time-eaten towers that tremble not!) Resemble nothing that is ours. Around, by .
The City In the Sea is a poem composed by Edgar Allan Poe. The City In the Sea. Lo! Death has reared himself a throne In a strange city lying alone Far down within the dim West, Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best Have gone to their eternal rest.
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