Dark Imagery In Edgar Allan Poe's Edger Allen Poe

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Edger Allan Poe is a famous writer whose works represents a dark, terror and mysterious imagery. As is works may be described as peculiar and dreadful, his works reflect his life as it is extremely sad and tragic. Edger Allan Poe’s repetition of his dark and mysterious writings led to his being well known in literature today, Expressing his loss of his wife through the poem Annabel Lee, and the deep depression and loneliness in the poem Alone, Poe in a way tells his own stories and his life through these poems. Edger Allan Poe uses the poems Annabel Lee, Alone, A dream within a dream, and spirits of the dead to show his dark background through the use of imagery. Edger Allan Poe was born in January 19, 1809. His parents were travelling actors.…show more content…
The tragic romantic love story is a general reflection and or a comparison to Poe’s wife who died at the age of twenty-four. In stanza 2, line 9, the speaker in the poem praises their love saying “But we loved with a love that was more than love- I and my Annabel Lee; With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven coveted her and me.” In stanza 4, line 21-26, gives the tragic death of annabel lee saying “The angels, not half so happy in heaven, Went envying her and me- Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea) That the wind came out of the cloud by night, Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.” And near the end of the poem, the speaker describes the bond between him and annabel lee will never be severed in stanza 6. This poem is in some a a metaphor comparing the characters in the poem to Poe and Virginia and the special bond he have with…show more content…
This poem describes a man standing on a shore of the ocean and crying because he cannot save the grains of sand in his hand from falling. The poem presents the sadness of Poe’s life as how the grains is a metaphor of his loved ones who had died and was taken from his life. He agrees that what his life is is a dream. However, he believes that “life is just a dream but everything is just dream within a dream” (gradesaver). Lastly, Spirits of the dead is a tale of a dark and sad grief of Poe and his loss of his wife Virginia. In some way, the speaker is reacting to his loss, but then the poem contains a dew shifts from sadness, to rage, to acceptance. This goes with a theme of how we all must go through death and its just a part of

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