From 1820- 1860, the Romantic Period was known for the “first great literary generation produced in the United States” (VanSpanckeren, 2007). In the fiction genre, many writers flourished with new approaches to entertain readers. These approaches came with writing techniques still used today like symbolism, irony, and personification. Only a few writers, including Poe, became well-known by their intriguing style of writing (VanSpanckeren, 2007). As stated by VanSpanckeren (2007), Poe’s lac...
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...is poem is when the narrator informs “I was a child and she was a child” (Poe, 1849). The speculation is credible since Clemm passed away three years prior to the publication of the poem (Studniarz, 2015). Overall, Annabel Lee is another work conjured by Poe’s shadowed heart that successfully manifested his internal torment.
No one knows the exact reason behind the Master of Mystery’s death. Poe was found unconscious and died (May, 2007). Already a lush, some theorize Poe drank over his limit and developed alcohol poisoning (May, 2007). In October 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died in Washington College Hospital (Chronology of Edgar Allan Poe, 2010). Furthermore, Poe was buried in his grandfather 's plot (May, 2007). In spite of his unusual and untimely death, Poe’s work is still appreciated and his work will never die with him because his writing evades the wraith of time.
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