Edgar Allen Poe And Poe

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Have you ever read a piece of dark literature and felt unpleasant because of what you just read? Do you feel a sense of dread and despair? Do you think to yourself who could write something this dark? Well, there was a gentleman that was known for his dark literature that toyed with people’s emotions and his name was Edgar Allen Poe. Now if you say the name Edgar Allen Poe most people will think about murderers and psychopaths, burials, and people returning from the dead. First let’s find out who was Poe. What kind of man was he and what made him into this writer that gave people a feeling of wretchedness when reading his works. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. His parents Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe, Jr were traveling actors. Poe was the second child out of three. He had an older brother named William Henry Leonard Poe, and a younger sister named Rosalie Poe. At the age around 3 Poe’s mother died of tuberculosis and after a year of his mother 's death his father abandoned the three children for unknown reasons. Many historians speculated the father left because the death of his wife took a toll on him. After the father left the three siblings were split up. William went to live with family in Baltimore, Maryland while Poe and Rosalie were taken in by two different families William died at the age of 24 of tuberculosis just like his mother. Rosalie went to Richmond, Virginia where she would later teach penmanship at a girls only school. Poe was taken in by a scottish merchant named John Allen. The Allens became the legal guardians for Poe and gave him the name Edgar Allen Poe. Poe later received an inheritance from John Allen uncle with... ... middle of paper ... ...wrought its ghost upon the floor” is a metaphor. In this line the narrator is explaining that the fire dying out to him looks like ghosts on the ground. What is this story trying to tell readers? What does it mean? Well depending on the person reading the story there are multiple ways to interpret this story. For example, is there really a raven speaking to the narrator or is the narrator stricken with such grief for his dead wife has he gone completely mad and just imaging a raven talking to him. Maybe the narrator wants answers so badly he will take it from anywhere including his imagination. One thing is absolutely clear in The Raven it is about a person losing somebody they love and start descent into grief and despair, so much that they seek answers even if they must descent into madness.

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