Eureka: A Prose Poem

Edgar Allan POE (1809 - 1849)

Eureka is Poe's attempt at explaining the universe, using his general proposition "Because Nothing was, therefore All Things are". In it, Poe discusses man's relationship to God and the universe or, as he offers at the beginning: "I design to speak of the Physical, Metaphysical and Mathematical – of the Material and Spiritual Universe: of its Essence, its Origin, its Creation, its Present Condition and its Destiny". In keeping with this design, Poe concludes "that space and duration are one" and that matter and spirit are made of the same essence. - Summary by Wikipedia

Genre(s): Essays

Language: English

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Play 01 Preface and pages 7-22 Scotty Smith
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Play 02 pages 23-37 Scotty Smith
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Play 03 pages 37-52 Scotty Smith
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Play 04 pages 53-63 Scotty Smith
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Play 05 pages 63-81 Scotty Smith
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Play 09 pages 128-143 Scotty Smith
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