Edgar Allan Poe Accomplishments

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918 words
918 words

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity” famous quote by Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe is saying becoming insane was an escape from reality and all the problems of his real life. Edgar Allan Poe is a famous poet from the 1800s. He was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were touring actors and both died before he was three years old. He was an extraordinary and often scary writer. This was because of his tense and miserable life. It was obvious that his life affected his writings in a significant way. In order to understand his writings, it is important to know his historical background. Edgar Allan Poe brought several changes in the literary style of his time. Poe was a writer, poet, editor …show more content…

Some of his writings were much more personal for Poe such as “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Even through both poems, reflect his personal life in some way “The Raven” portrays his own personal experiences. The death of his wife was one of the most influential deaths he had to deal with. Her death led to a period of hard drinking and staying up all hours to watch over her grave, sometimes even sleeping on her grave to be closer to her. During this period of hopelessness led to the writing of “The Raven.” The poem “The Raven” is about a man and his sorrow over the death of Lenore. The raven, which may symbolize the devil, forever hunting him and a living reminder of the death of his wife. In the poem, he shows the world of his pain of having his wife taken away from him and compares death to the raven. This shows us how the raven reminds him of what he suffered after the death of his wife. The Raven” gives us an idea of what Poe was dealing with during this time of depression. Poe knew this direct and individual experience well, unlike his other works. “The Raven” was a more personal experience to Poe because it talked about something that touched him deeply and affected his. “The Raven” was a poem about his own actual life. In this way “The Raven” is a prime example of the true Poe and how his life affected his …show more content…

Details come from his own personal knowledge of them, and his only way to release and use his own imagination was to write his thoughts and feelings down for others to read. Edgar Allan Poe may not have had any recognition during his lifetime, but in the years and decades following his death, his writing has become a huge influence to people and writers. Poe had a very fascinating imagination and he wrote certain style way, which many writers could not write. While he often wrote about dark topics, Poe's best-known fiction works are Gothic. He inspired a new generation of writers but not until years after his death did his level of inspiration become known. On October 3, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found dead lying by a gutter. On September 27 just a week earlier. Poe left Richmond, Virginia for Philadelphia to edit a collection of poems for minor figure in American poetry at the time. Poe's death was a mystery just like one of his own works. Some say he may have died from beating, alcohol abuse, carbon monoxide poisoning, heavy metal poisoning, and rabies, flu or brain tumor. It will always remain a mystery. Poe’s life was uncertain but his writing was very structured and his writing have been a huge contribution to

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that edgar allan poe's famous quote, "i became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity," was an escape from reality and all his real life problems.
  • Analyzes how edgar allan poe's writings reflect his personal life in some way. "the raven" portrays his sorrow over the death of lenore.
  • Analyzes how poe's famous short story, "the fall of the house of usher," relates to some characteristics of his life.
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