Edgar Allan Poe was a man considered by many to be the personification of Death. He is regarded as a true American Genius whose works seized and frightened the minds of millions. However, Poe greatly differed from other acclaimed authors of his time. He had a unique writing style that completely altered the reality surrounding his readers. Rather than touch their hearts with lovable fictional characters he found a way of expressing himself that no other author had at the time. Poe’s combination
Edgar Allan Poe’s Dementia Several aspects of Edgar Allan Poe’s life are well known because of his popularity in American literature. Commonly known facts include, but are not limited to knowing that Poe greatly influenced the horror genre of writing, published many famous poems, and that he is credited with creating detective-fiction. One aspect of his life, however, is not as common. Poe suffered from a cognitive disorder presently known as dementia, which, in Poe’s case, worsened throughout
your bed. It is a grand way to live.” Bradbury is expressing that our demons can inspire us. Perhaps one of the greatest artists to use his demons to inspire and create is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe used his tragic past, depression, and awareness of the darker side of life, to fuel pioneering and dark new style of writing. This caused Poe to be hated and rejected by other writers. However in popular culture today Poe’s haunting influence, fueled by his emotional past, is not only found, but celebrated! To
the Ancient Mariner, and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. Poe’s poem is one of the greatest, and Trent Lorcher describes this when he states: “Poe's ‘The Raven’ is not only an American classic, it's a favorite of high school students around the world, as well as their teachers.” In Poe’s poem, he describes a desolate man who is visited by a bird who torments him by reminding him of his past. In Coleridge’s poem, a sailor kills a peaceful albatross and lives the rest of his life with a curse. Sandra L.
In life most people have some type of obstacle or problem in the way of their path. Just like F. Scott Fitzgerald who had many issues dealing with alcohol and other problems throughout the course of his life. Some of these obstacles were difficult to deal with, so F. Scott Fitzgerald found inspiration through his wife Zelda Sayre, who was reason behind many books. As proof by his willingness to his wife and dedication to his work, leads to conclude F. Scott Fitzgerald was ambitious and goal driven