Edgar Allan Poe Poetry Terms

bleak
1) bare, cold, or not protected from the weather.
2) hopeless; without cheer.

covet
to wish to have very much; envy.

decorum
properness of behavior, manner, appearance, or the like; dignity; propriety.

dissever
1) to separate, cut off, or sever.
2) to break or divide into parts.

dreary
gloomy sad or dull.

ghastly
1) causing great fear or terror.
2) very pale.

gloat
to feel pleasure when you have succeeded more than others or when someone else has failed.

implore
to beg or plead urgently.

melancholy
suffering from or likely to suffer from sadness or depression.

ominous
giving a sign of future evil or trouble.

ponder
to think about something deeply and carefully.

scarce
in short supply.