And, over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels,all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm
Boyle: Lenoriana: "Annabel Lee," "Lenore," "To," "The Conqueror Worm
," "Intermezzo," "El Dorado," "Lenore," "A Dream within a Dream," "To Helen.
borealis, fires above the Conqueror Worm
and beneath till the sun runs
Standouts include ``The Conqueror Worm
,'' ``The Valley of Unrest,'' ``The Raven'' and parts one and two of ``The Tell-Tale Heart.
The poem <IR> THE CONQUEROR WORM
</IR> was written in 1843 and added to Ligeia in 1845.
He recalls that just before she died, she asked him to repeat a poem she had written some days before, a symbolic poem portraying life as a tragic drama with "its hero, the conqueror Worm
," which finally devours each actor.