Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry

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Biography of Edgar Allen Poe and His Poetry A Dream Within a Dream Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow: You are not wrong who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of the golden sand-- How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep--while I weep! O God! can I not grasp Them with a tighter clasp? O God! can I not save One from the pitiless wave? Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream? Edgar Allan Poe =============== The Father of Modern Detective Stories - Edgar Allan Poe -------------------------------------------------------- Edgar Allan Poe was born on 19 January 1809 in Boston and passed away on 7 October in Baltimore. His poems and short tales are considered original and usually have a tinge of mystery in them. Edgar Allan Poe produced important literacy criticisms. Edgar Allan Poe’s parents, David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins died when he was only three years old. His parents were touring actors. After his parents’ death, John Allan, a prosperous merchant in Richmond, VA, took in Poe. He was then baptized Edgar Allan Poe. Other than the death of his parents, he had a rather uneventful childhood. Edgar Allan Poe studied in England for five years, from 1815 till 1820. In 1826, he entered the University of Virginia but stayed only for a year. Although he was a good student, Edgar ran up huge amounts of gambling debt that he refused to pay. Edg... ... middle of paper ... ...four. Perhaps as a result of the many personal traumas he endured, Edgar Allan Poe was unafraid of taking his readers for a walk on the dark side. “Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?” Poe’s compelling use of descriptive language and symbolic imagery were masterful in any literary form -- in short stories like “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” “The Black Cat, “The Masque of the Red Death,” or in poems like “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.” In the world of literature, Edgar Allan Poe is amongst the popular authors. Poe's source of happiness was writing poetry, but he also raised the short story to an art form. His dark, gothic tales of mystery and imagination had heavy influence on the modern thriller. A master of horror tales and detective stories, Edgar Allan Poe has been given the title of “The Father of Modern Detective Stories”.

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