Edgar Allan Poe

American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement

About Death

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Body, Immortality

There are two bodies — the rudimental and the complete; corresponding with the two conditions of the worm and the butterfly. What we call "death," is but the painful metamorphosis. Our present incarnation is progressive, preparatory, temporary. Our future is perfected, ultimate, immortal. The ultimate life is the full design.