Edgar Allan Poe
2. What characteristics of Poe's personal style? How can you tell this is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe?
4. Additional formal-verse questions: How may this poem be identified as a sonnet? What are "sight rhymes" + identify and compare to Dickinson's half-rhymes.
Sonnet — To Science
Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! [Old Time: allusion to Kronos or Cronus, Gk & Roman ancestor of Hephaestus and Athena]
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes. ["alterest" = "alters" = Romantic rhetoric]
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart,
Vulture, whose wings are dull realities? [allusion to Prometheus, who was tortured by a vulture for giving science to mortals] 
How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise, [he = "the poet," l. 3]
Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering
To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies,
Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing? [allusion to Icarus, who flew too close to the sun; "undaunted" = unconquered, intrepid] 
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car? ["thou" = science; Diana = Roman moon goddess; car = chariot]
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood [Hamadryad = tree nymph or spirit; "the wood" = the forest]
To seek a shelter in some happier star?
Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood, [Naiad = water nymph; flood = stream] 
The Elfin from the green grass, and from me [Elfin = elf = supernatural being usu. found in nature]