Philip Pendleton Cooke was a poet
whose work emphasized lost love, the natural world, and exoticism, placing him firmly
within the romantic literary movement. Cooke practiced law in western Virginia but
struggled to make a living at writing. His association with Edgar Allan Poe led to the publication of his most
famous work, the poem "Florence Vane" (1840), which continues to be anthologized as
an example of romantic poetry.. . .
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