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Edgar Allen Poe, the Father of Horror

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“The spirits of the dead, who stood, In life before thee, are again, In death around thee, and their will, Shall overshadow thee; be still”(“Spirits Of The Dead”). As the “Father Of Horror” Poe loved to write about his feelings in a more, disturbing and haunting way. He wrote many great poems about death, ghosts, and even some love stories; but in a twisted way. Poe had a deep love for writing and for much of his life could not share that with the world. Once he got into college, Poe started sharing his works with others. Soon he became famous and earned the name “Father Of Horror”. Edgar Allen Poe’s tragic life led to a fascination with the dark side which is certainly evident in “The Raven”.

Edgar Allen Poe was a talented poet, who wrote many poems and books. Poe was born on January 19th 1809 in Boston Massachusetts(biography.com). He passed away on October 7th 1849, after being found unconscious in Baltimore, Maryland (poetryfoundation.org). When Poe was only a year old both his parents split up, and because of that he never really knew his father(biography.com). Also his mother passed away when he was only 3, so he had little to no memory of her(biography.com). After his mother’s death Poe had to live with a tobacco merchant and his wife(biography.com). He lived in Richmond, Virginia until he decided to leave to attend the University Of Virginia(biography.com). His adoptive father,John Allan, who he lived with when his mother passed, never gave him enough money to pay for all the costs of college(biography.com).Therefore Poe turned to gambling to cover the cost(biography.com). Poe was a very broken individual that had been through an enormous amount of problems(biography.com). When he came back home one time he discovered t...

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... through great troubles all of his life, he still decided to share it with the world in the best way he could. Without his poems, Poe probably wouldn’t be the poet he is known for today. As the “Father Of Horror” Poe really brought his poems to life in a haunting and deeply saddening way; but also in a good way.

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