Barry Wood wrote a piece on this, reprinted in _Reinfeld's Treasury
of Chess Lore_.
He suggests (I paraphrase), read Poe's passage.
Now say to yourself: "Poe has only just learned to play chess,
and is still unsure of the moves of the pieces".
Read it over again.
Does that fit? Chess is like driving a car, after a bit you
don't notice the gear changes and so on, you just enjoy the drive.
Poe is still struggling with 'which one's the clutch again?'.