Edgar Allan Poe
This article is about the American writer. For a relative, see Edgar Allan Poe (Maryland attorney general). For other uses, see Edgar Allan Poe (disambiguation).
Edgar Allan Poe
1849 "Annie" daguerreotype of Poe
Edgar Poe January 19, 1809 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts onJanuary 19, 1809. His parents were two struggling actors. After he was born,his father abandoned him. His mother died before he was three. This left EdgarAllan Poe a foster child.
Poe'sfather was an alcoholic and an indigent actor. Poe's mother was a remarkablytalented actress. She was sick with tuberculosis, and at the age of 24 shedied. Poe's memories of his mother were of when she died in a painful way on astraw mattress.
Edgarwas the second of their three children. When Poe's mother died, he was leftalone. He was...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe Biography
Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor Edgar Allan Poe's tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American fiction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature.VIEW DOCUMENT
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Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry
Edgar Allan Poe was obviously not typical in his style of writing nor in his style of life. His father left the family when he was young and his mother was dead by the time Poe was three from tuberculosis. "So precocious a child must have carried with him, deeply imprinted, the waning figure and the...VIEW DOCUMENT
Many authors have made great contributions to the world of
literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the
Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the
Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar
Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and
father of the detective story. To understand the literary
contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his
literary life, and a summary of two of his famous works.
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Although not originally well received, Edgar Allan Poe, became one of the most influential literary writers in American history. As a child, he wrote numerous poems, many which were later published. As a young adult he focused much of his attention on short fiction. He was credited with creating the detective story and known for his psychological and often violent thrillers. He is also known for his macabre themes and for having a fascination with death. Literary students should recognize these characteristics associated with Poe's writings were shaped by many tragedies in his...VIEW DOCUMENT
Best known for his poems and short fiction, Edgar Allan Poe deserves more credit than any other writer for the transformation of the short story from anecdote to art. He virtually created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. He also produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his time--important theoretical statements on poetry and the short story--and has had a worldwide influence on literature.
Poe's parents were touring actors; both died before he was 3 years old, and he was taken into the home of John Allan, a prosperous merchant...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe was arguably one of the best writers in his day. He was definitely one of the best writers that ever used the gothic style. He was also one of the first writers to popularize this absurd or even horrifying writing style. This style developed from his hardship-filled life. These hardships came in various forms, but mainly came in the form of death and he just had a hard life in general. These tragic and unfortunate experiences were often reflected in both his poems and his short stories.
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe, an American writer, born January 19, 1809, has received conflicting criticism as a morbid explorer of the dark side as well as a rebel hero. David Herbert Lawrence says of Poe, "Poe had a pretty bitter doom. Doomed to seethe down his soul in a great continuous convulsion of disintegration, and doomed to register the process" (Bloom 21). Poe's life of doom, much of which was self-inflicted, is reflected in his short stories. Aspects of his personality are evident in his writing, although most readers read his works for...VIEW DOCUMENT
EDGAR ALLAN POE
Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849), was an American writer, known as a poet and critic but most famous as the first master of the short-story form, especially tales of the mysterious and macabre. The literary merits of Poe's writings have been debated since his death, but his works have remained popular and many major American and European writers have professed their artistic debt to him.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Poe was orphaned in his early childhood and was raised by John Allan, a successful businessman of Richmond, Virginia. Taken by the Allan...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe is among the earliest American practitioners of the short story. He is known for his writings about gothic horror, fear, pain and death. Poe was in appearance a quiet and shy looking man. His work is mainly worth reading because it keeps readers engaged and on the edge of their seats. During Poe's time there were various factors that could have contributed to the genre of his writings.
Poe, who is regarded as the inventor of the detective-fiction genre, has only one complete novel on his credit, The Narrative of Arthur...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be a true American genius. He was a man whose dreary horror tales captured and frightened the minds of millions. However, Poe differed from most other acclaimed writers. The readers of his work do not admire Poe because they fall in love with his characters or because his writing touches their hearts, but rather they admire him because he managed to change reality for them. Edgar Allan Poe's skill as a writer was ascribed to the development his subject matter of death and fear.
In "The Masque of the Red Death" Poe inflicts...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe became to be one of the most important writers of 19th Century mostly due to his tales and short stories, though he used to see himself mainly as a poet. He wrote about a variety of subjects, but his stories always involve mystery and grotesque images of the dark side of human been. In this essay I intend to briefly analyse the narrators presented in some of the short stories that we have studied and discussed during the classes.
Poe's stories usually have participant first-person narrators, but frequently we, us readers, face the dilemma of trusting them or...VIEW DOCUMENT
:Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on the 19th of January, 1809. His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. They had three children: Henry, Edgar and Rosalie.
His mother Elizabeth died in 1811, when he was two years old. His mother and father had separated, with Henry, Edgar and Rosalie leaving with their mother. The siblings were all split up; Henry went to live with his grandparents, Edgar was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan and Rosalie was taken in by another family. John Allan was a successful merchant, so Edgar grew up in good surroundings and had a good...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe's life growing up was unpleasant one which led to his death. Poe's writings were like no other during that time period. Many people praised him for his work. Poe's depression was caused by an alcoholic father, death to both his mothers, death to his loving wife, separation of his siblings, and an abusive foster father. His depression led him into much trouble with alcohol. He drank alcohol to ease his pain. He also resorted to various drugs. He got very addicted to them. Poe soon became ill. He had brain and heart troubles which led to his...VIEW DOCUMENT
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. His mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe, was an actress. His father, David Poe, Jr., had pursued a somewhat less successful career on the stage ruined by alcohol. Poe's father abandoned his family around the time of Edgar's 2nd birthday. His mother took Edgar, his brother William, and sister Rosalie with her to Richmond in 1811, and that she died there the December of that year. Edgar was separated from his brother and sister and was taken in by a...VIEW DOCUMENT
Despite the efforts to keep a balance of emotions, this is a society that slows down to look at traffic accidents. When its time to go to bed, they secretly make sure the closet door is shut. Fear keeps hearts pumping and adrenalin rushing. It's an emotion that reminds them of how vulnerable, and precious human life is. Edger Allan Poe was the first writer to start horror, death, and mystery into literature and poetry. He set higher standards of writing, as dark as his life may be. A look into Poe's childhood might tell where his fascination with death came from.
Edgar Allan Poe was born to Elizabeth Arnold Poe...VIEW DOCUMENT
April 15, 2011
Edgar Allan Poe: The Relationship Between Life and Literature
"But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.
Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of today, or the agonies which are have
their origin in the ecstasies which might have been." -Edgar Allan Poe "Eleonora"
Known for his dark writings, Edgar Allan Poe has written many well known poems throughout his time. He lead an unusual, yet unfortunate life; Which may explain his...VIEW DOCUMENT
4 November 2014
Edgar Allan Poe: The master of his craft
Edgar Allan Poe explored a variety of dark themes in his literature. Poe lived what certainly turned out to be a short, dramatic life that was full of loss. Writers often write about things they know, and it appears as if Poe was no different. Poe's life was wrought with the same gothic, mysterious, horror, fatally flawed and pain that you find throughout his literature. Poe seemed to be fascinated with the dark side of...VIEW DOCUMENT
One of the greatest and most mysterious authors in history is Edgar Allan Poe. He was born in Boston in 1809. A great deal of information is known about him but yet very few are verifiable. Poe has a reputation of giving false information to the media. The place and date of which he is born is controversial. Poe has been known to say that he was born in Baltimore in 1811 and 1813. He has led a very interesting life. He is the most written about American author. His life is full of problems and tragedies, and yet, like his stories, is very complex, mysterious, and sometimes even horrifying.
Poe was orphaned at a very young age. His mother died at the young age of twenty-one and his...VIEW DOCUMENT