Now I designate Beauty as the province of the poem, merely because it is an obvious rule of Art that effects should be made to spring from direct causes — that objects should be attained through means best adapted for their attainment — no one as yet having been weak enough to deny that the peculiar elevation alluded to, is most readily attained in the poem.

Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore – Works – Tales – The Philosophy of Composition [Text-02]](https://www.eapoe.org/works/essays/philcomp.htm)

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