Edgar Allan Poe, considered the greatest American poet, was able to draw you into his world and make out believe in his sometimes unrealistic poems. Poe’s most famous works include The Raven, Tell-Tale Heart, and Tales of Ratiocination. Each of which, critics say, were able to control readers minds. Poe’s stories created a blue print for all other authors, no matter the genre, because he used characters to give information about himself, showed diversity by touching on different topics, and exaggerated nature to help add more interesting characteristics to his poems. First of all, Poe is considered a great poet because the characteristics portrayed by each of his characters described him.
The Conclusion of His Life A. His Marriage B. His Death IV. His Works V. What Others Thought Of Him Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short story form, especially tales of the mysterious and macabre. Since his early death, the literary qualities of Poe's writings have been disputed, but his works have remained popular and he influenced many major American and European writers.
He joined under the alias of ?Edgar Allan Perry? (Encyclo... ... middle of paper ... ...rks of Edgar Allan Poe, he is actually reading his autobiography with eccentric details to describe his life. Although he lived a short and tragic life, Edgar Allan Poe remains today one of the most beloved mystery writers of all time. His contributions to literature and the mystery genre cannot be matched. Bibliography Bloom, Harold.
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Poe changed the way prose was read and written and he even created a new genre of literature. Edgar can be known today as the first mystery/suspense writer. Many famous mystery writers even credit Poe and his work. Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, a mystery writer made famous by his Sherlock Holmes series, has a character refer to Edgar’s mystery writin... ... middle of paper ... ...us prose writer have been, and still are, influencing and inspiring the writers of today. Poe was able to change the style and structure of literature in the way it was written and read.
Dark Romanticism is a literary subgenre which, unlike Transcendentalism, emphasises the shortcomings and weaknesses of humans and their human nature and places a large emphasis upon sinful behaviours and mankind's capacity for evil. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most widely recognised authors of the modern generation and one of the seminal writers of the Dark Romantic style; indeed his catalogue of works have become ubiquitous in collections of literature used for teaching the subgenre and his stories and poems have influenced a plethora of popular culture, including: episodes of ‘The Simpsons’, the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and music such as Bob Dylan's song “Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues” which references “Rue Morgue Avenue”. Poe led an exceptionally tragic life, experiencing the tragic deaths of his loved ones a number of times in his youth and Poe’s work had a constant theme of death and grotesque details, resulting in number of critics, such as Scott Peeples, who refers to Poe as “a tortured romantic artist” (Meyers, 1993), attributing Poe’s Dark Romantic style to his tragic life. Killis Campbell has even gone as far as to suggest that in all of “Poe’s tales[…]the central figure there, however disguised, is always the image of the romancer himself” suggesting that Poe was unable to distance himself from his work (Campbell, 1933). Poe, however, is also credited with inventing the ‘detective’ and ‘science fiction’ genres and did not solely write morbid and grotesque works.
Whereas, Mark Twain was a very humorous author that intended to amuse all that read. The descriptiveness that was incorporated by these world-renown authors is tremendous. Edgar Allan Poe primarily authored stories dealing with Gothic literature; the stories were often quite dreary. Poe possessed a very sorrowful view of the world and he expressed this throughout his literary works. His goal was to leave an impression with every detail that he included in his stories.
His themes are used wonderfully, and he has mastered the art of poetry through his different and intriguing dark gothic genre. Edgar Allan Poe was a poet mainly known for his dark gothic genre, and his favorite topic of a beautiful woman whose life has ended. He was depressed during his life and even tried to commit suicide, but was unsuccessful. His dark poems on love and death are very enjoyable to read. He knows how to perfectly combine both themes beautifully.
He was a true scholar who put plenty of intellectual, yet eerie plots into all of his writings, which made him a fan favorite. He is so easily recognized by people by the creepy feeling you get when reading some of his poetry. Poe is easily a memorable poet in American history because of is intriguing life story, unforgettable death, mysterious work of literature “The Raven,” and his influence on the modern world of arts. To begin, Edgar Allan Poe had an interesting life that had several key events that inspired him to create the works of art he did. Poe was born and raised by his biological parents for only a short period of time until he was adopted by a childless couple.