His legacy influenced a whole new genre of literacy. It influenced not just American but international literature. He was one of the first writers whom developed the genre of detective, fiction, and horror. He is known as the “Architect” of the modern short story. Poe was one of the first critics to focus on style in literary work. Steven King, Clive Barker, and others followed Poe’s footsteps. The genre of horror is bigger than ever today and Edgar Allan Poe was the forefront of this style of writing. French, Italians, and writers in Spanish and Portuguese acknowledge their debts to Poe. If not for Poe, we wouldn’t have all of the great horror and detective films and stories we still read to this day.
Edgar Allan Poe was an excellent horror, suspense, and mystery writer of the eighteenth century. His use of literary devices and different literary techniques makes this writer important to American literature. This paper will show how Edgar Allan Poe has made an impact on Society and American literature as well as how Edgar Allan Poe developed the short story. I will also discuss and analyze some of his works and techniques he uses in his short stories and poems.
Edgar Allan Poe is one American author whose name is known to almost everyone. Edgar is known for his elegant poems and for being a tough critic of refined tastes, but also for being the first master of the short story form, especially tales of mystery. He has a talent of having an extraordinary hold upon the readers imagination and not letting lose. Many advents of Edgar’s life has probably led to the strange, but successful and renowned pieces of American literature.
Virginia died on January 30, 1847, causing the further deterioration of Poe's mental health. Poe's violent mood swings became common as drugs and alcohol wore away at his body and mind, although he continued to publish works such as Eureka. He made an attempt at rehabilitation, and he traveled to Richmond in 1849 to court a former friend, Mrs. Shelton. Unfortunately, soon after their engagement, Poe was found in a stupor on a Baltimore street and was taken to a nearby hospital. Four days later, on Sunday, October 7, he died at the age of 40.
Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massachusetts on the 19th day of January, 1809. He is born to David and Elizabeth Poe, who are both travelling actors. Edgar’s father leaves the family shortly after his birth and his mother would die not long before his third birthday. Edgar Allan Poe is then sent to live with a foster family, this is where he would inherit the name Allan, although they did not formally adopt him. Poe’s foster parents, John and Frances Allan, support him through most of his adolescent years. Poe will start out writing at a young age and attends college only to be cut off from his foster family after Frances Allan dies from tuberculosis. Once out of college, Poe has a brief stint in the military where he continues to write and becomes a published author at the age of only eighteen with his first poem, Tamerlane. Edgar marries his cousin, Virginia Clemm, in 1836 after he reunites with her and his Aunt Maria in Baltimore, Maryland. Poe’s marriage to Virginia proves to be short lived when she passes from tuberculosis in 1847. Poe does not live long after his wife’s death, he dies in Baltimore in 1849 at the age of forty. During Poe’s life, he publishes many short stories and poems, with some of his most notable ones being The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, and The Cask of Amontillado. Poe would be well known posthumously due to his famous obituary written by Rufus Griswold. (Hutchisson) (Magistrale)
Edgar Allan Poe was a master of his craft, gifted with the talent of introducing each reader to his or her own fears. As the first writer to compose tales of horror, death, and mystery into literature and poetry, he is blessed, maybe even cursed, with an imagination that set higher standards in the field of writing. However sinister or dark it may be, Poe’s writing continues to have an impact on the world of writing. A look into Poe’s childhood might shed some light on where his fascination with death comes from.
Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writers to date. His thrill filled tales of darkness and death helped people see a different side of romantic literature. Many believe that his isolated life and drinking problem helped influence his works. Poe showed his most prominent life accomplishment and disappointments through his life in his stories. He defined a lot of his life’s parallels through his works.
Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to professional actors in Boston, Massachusetts. He was orphaned at the age of three after his father abandoned the family and his mother died of tuberculosis. Poe was taken in by John and Francis Allan in 1812. John Allan was a wealthy merchant but he did not particularly care for Poe and they argued a lot when Poe was a teen. When Poe was sixteen, Francis Allan also died of tuberculosis, and John cut Poe off, refusing to give him any money. Their relationship was so strained that when John passed away in 1843, “Poe received no mention in his will” (CliffNotes 1).
Art is in everything. Artists can be experts with a paintbrush, phenomenal with piano or a master of their pen. Authors and poets have a chance to manipulate words like no other artist can. Poets in particular can use their words to encompass different kinds of art by painting a picture with lyrical rhythm and imagery. Poets may be common, but for their poetry to be timeless it must be universally relatable. Edgar Allen Poe is regarded as one of the most famous poets in American history due to his well renowned debauchery, gothic tales of terror, and poems which are taught in schools and still analyzed today.
Once Upon a Midnight Dreary: The Life and Times of Edgar Allan Poe Throughout time, Edgar Allan Poe has been recognized as a famous writer that wrote about his tragedy of a life. Just thinking of his name, Poe, makes one think about his dark felt Poems. Most people believe that Poe had to be depressed or even evil to write his historic writings. He had to deal with a numerous amount of death of love ones throughout his lifetime. Though he had to deal with death and depression he became one of the United States famous authors of all times.