Edgar Allan Poe's Journey and Abyss Motifs: Order vs. Disorder

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The key to an understanding of what Poe attempted to accomplish with his art lies in his depictions of order and disorder in the universe. Poe's explorations of order and disorder revolve around journey and abyss motifs exemplified in his imaginative approaches toward nature, conscience, art, intuition, and apocalypse. These imaginative approaches serve to unify Poe's- work as a whole and emphasize his importance as a questing artist who not only sought to define the shape of reality in terms of stability and chaos but also sought to formulate a final metaphysical ordering of chaos and finitude.

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Raffety, Duane N. May 1974.

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The key to an understanding of what Poe attempted to accomplish with his art lies in his depictions of order and disorder in the universe. Poe's explorations of order and disorder revolve around journey and abyss motifs exemplified in his imaginative approaches toward nature, conscience, art, intuition, and apocalypse. These imaginative approaches serve to unify Poe's- work as a whole and emphasize his importance as a questing artist who not only sought to define the shape of reality in terms of stability and chaos but also sought to formulate a final metaphysical ordering of chaos and finitude.

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Raffety, Duane N. Edgar Allan Poe's Journey and Abyss Motifs: Order vs. Disorder, thesis, May 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663479/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .