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Edgar Allan Poe and Love

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Edger Allan Poe is one of the most influential authors of his time. Well known for his short story's The Raven and A Tell-Tale Heart, Poe also wrote poems that reflected his struggles through out his life. Poe was born in 1809, Thomas Jefferson was president. Lots of events occurred during Poe’s life with the beginning of the war of 1812, to the writing of “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley, and “The Vampyre” written by John Polidori. Slavery was banned in England in 1833 and a year later, The Spanish Inquisition ends in 1834 .During Poe’s short life of forty years; writers such as James Fenimore Cooper, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Charles Dickens published works. There was an influx of great writers during his time. Worldly influences such as wars, lack of proper health for illness such as tuberculosis and the popularity of stories with horror and monsters most certainly influence how Poe wrote. The biggest influence on Poe’s writing was his personal life; gambling, drinking, loss of love, and lack of money, greatly influenced what he wrote.

Poe's life started tragically, when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis (Bloom 1999). The death of his mother could have influenced some of his darker themes in his poems about death .He lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education (Bloom 1999). He went to a University for a while until he got into trouble. He had a gambling issue that latter put him into great debt; his foster father refused to pay for (Bloom 1999). Poe put his soul into writing and he used his personal experiences through out life. As one reads his love poems, they feel Poe’s distress and anguish over his lost loved one. Poe had a wife named Virginia that he cared for deep...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains that edger allan poe was one of the most influential authors of his time. his personal life, including gambling, drinking, loss of love, and lack of money, influenced his writing.
  • Analyzes how poe's life started tragically when his father deserted his family and his mother died of tuberculosis. he lived his childhood with a foster family who paid for his education.
  • Analyzes how poe's poem, annabelle lee, is hauntingly beautiful, romantic but melancholy and fairy tale-like like.
  • Analyzes how poe seems trapped in past memories or dreams of what he calls paradise, a happier time or happier place for him in his life with his love.
  • Analyzes how poe's poem a dream within a dream is lighter and less morbid than what he usually writes.
  • Analyzes poe's short and grief-stricken life. he struggled with depression and his inner demons during his short life, but also wrote poetry with emotion about love and loss.
  • Analyzes how edgar allan poe's writings received some success during his life; winning literary prizes for his short story, "message found in a bottle" and 100 dollars for "the gold bug".
  • Explains that bloom, harold, edgar allan poe. broomall, pa: chelsea house publishers, 1999. ebook collection (ebscohost).
  • Analyzes poe, edgar allan. "a dream within a dream." poetry foundation, n.d.
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