Poe writes about the haunting side of dreams, but he rarely calls them nightmares. Do all dreams carry within them the potential for nightmares?
In this Poe piece, we experience the emotion of loss. To lose a loved one. Not just any love, but a love that was more than love.
Imagine if you will being in love as a teenager. The intensity of it. Now imagine if you will losing that person right at the height of that emotional intensity. How would that feel? What would that look like?
Poe shows us.