A Brief History of Edgar Allan Poe

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In Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe states, “We loved with a love that was more than love.” This saying is used by thousands of people everyday to their soul mate. The American Renaissance, which began in 1828 through 1865. Poe was an Anti-Transcendentalist, he wrote mostly about self-destruction (sin). Edgar Allan Poe enjoyed writing about death, sinful acts, and how others felt towards sin.
Edgar Allan Poe had married his fourteen year-old cousin, whom died ten years later at the age of twenty four, from Tuberculosis (Ljungquist N.P.). After Virginia died, Poe became lost, alcoholic, drug addicted, and debauchery (Szumski 20). “Under the adroit cover of the special mechanism he had constructed, Poe could unveil his inner, introverted self before a callous extroverted public. There he could occupy himself incessantly with his core-preoccupation, that death-yearning which was his inmost secret, that longing for the peace which he had never known.”(“Poe” N.P.). Poe challenged the literary world, by having people read his works and understand where he comes from. His parents were traveling actors; he was separated from his brother and sister. (“Poe” N.P.). Edgar Allan Poe made a huge impact on the American Renaissance movement, he was an Anti-Transcendentalist that wrote stories and poems. His poems are very well-known in American Literature. The importance of Poe’s well-known being is because his poetry expressed himself without his readers, even noticing (“Poe” N.P.). Edgar Allan Poe was found on October 3, 1849, he was semiconscious and very delirious. He died four days later on October 7. During autopsy, they found out he died because of “congestion of the brain.” (Ljungquist N.P.). The fact that he died because of “congestion of t...

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