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The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

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The Gothic Era was filled with many mysterious happenings and many poets took advantage of this to write mysterious and dark poems that catch the readers attention even in today’s modern society. This dark time brought forth many interesting poets like Edgar Allen Poe. During this time, Poe wrote many famous poems like “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and his most famous piece of writing, “The Raven”. These works all gave us a sense of death, insanity and illustrated the dark minds of poets of the Gothic Era.
Edgar Allen Poe was among the many influential poem writers in the 1800’s. Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. His father was named David Poe, Jr., and his mother was Elizabeth Arnold who were both “talented actors” (Werlock) at this time. Unfortunately Poe was left an orphan at the age of two when his parents passed away. He was raised by his godfather John Allan who lived in Richmond, Virginia as merchant. His godfather raised him as a “Southern Patrician gentleman and educated him at the university of Virginia and West Point” (Werlock). Later on in his life he married a young fourteen-year-old girl named Virginia Clemmon on May 16,1836.
Poe wrote and published “volumes of verse” (Werlock) and after he was kicked out of West Point, Poe settled in Baltimore, where he started to write stories, and then moved to Richmond, where he became an “influential editor of the Southern Literary Messenger” (Werlock) where he “serialized The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym” (Werlock), and then revised it before it was “published in book form with the author's name "anonymous" in 1838” (Werlock).
After some time Poe and his wife moved to Philadelphia and then New York where he published ...

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