Edgar Allen Poe's Poetry Essay

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541 words
541 words

“That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward”, Poe expressed in one of his many poems. Poe became a world renowned poet because of “The Raven”, “To Helen”, and “The Cask of Amontillado” which are just three of his most famous works (Poe 2014). Poe had a hard life growing up. After the death of his mother and father, his “adopted” father sent him to a boarding school (Semtner 2016). After he graduated, he went to college in Virginia. A lot of Poe’s works were dark and mysterious. He was actually a detective novel writer in his early career (Savanna 2016). Poe died when he was only 40 years old. Most of his work became well-known after his death. On January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts, Edgar Allen Poe was born. He was English, American, Scottish, and Irish (Savanna 2016). In his early childhood, his mom and dad both died in 1811. This pushed his “adopted” father to send him to one of the best boarding schools in the country (Semtner 2016). When he turned 18, he attended the University of Virginia (Semtner 2016). He worked at his college …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that poe became a world renowned poet because of his many famous works, including "the raven", "to helen", and the cask of amontillado.
  • Explains that edgar allen poe was born on january 19, 1809, in boston, massachusetts. he was english, american, scottish, and irish.
  • Analyzes poe's gloomy and sorrowful writing in "the raven", which is in rhyming trochaic octameter form.
  • Concludes that edgar allan poe's life and work were remembered because of his suffering and dark works.

One specific poem that was scary and mysterious was “The Raven”. “The Raven” is about a conversation between a man and a raven. The man asks questions and the raven answers them. But every time the man asks a question, the raven always answers with “nevermore”. Also, every question the man asks reminds him of his deceased lover, which makes him feel depressed (Semtner 2016). The poem is in rhyming trochaic octameter form, which are poetic lines consisting of one long or stressed syllable followed by one shot or unstressed syllable ( editors). Poe’s form of gloomy and sorrowful writing is brightly shown in “The Raven” (Cummings 2015). He also was a consistent user similes, metaphors, and alliterations. Poe’s poem makes you feel the pain and the realization of losing a loved one and maybe never seeing them

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