Edgar allan poe Poet of Mystery By: Andrew Kaskie
Famous Works• Used a literary style of writing• Wrote about dark romanticism• Well-known poems include:• -The Fall of the House of Usher• -The Raven• -Legeia
Basic Biography• American Poet• Born in Boston and lived from 1809-1849• Was adopted and attended school in England• Studied Latin and Poetry• Attended West Point, but quit after a year• Mother died and moved to Baltimore to live with his aunt
Basic Biography• In 1833, the Baltimore Saturday Visiter published many of his poems• He then became editor of the Southern Literary Messenger• While in Baltimore, Poe wrote many of his most famous poems including the Fall of the House of Usher and The Raven
Basic Biography• His wife then died and resorted to alcohol and drugs• Died an unknown death and buried in an unmarked grave• One of the most famous American Poets• Wrote about mystery and dark themes• “Preserve the House of Poe”
the fall of the house of usher• Published on September in 1839• Theme: Dissipation of an individual’s personality• Setting: Dull Autumn Day• Characters: Roderick Usher, Narrator, Madeline• Relates to poet because Poe wrote about depressing gothic and mysterious poetry
The fall of the house of usher• http://www.online-literature.com/poe/31/• To see full poem, go to
Quotes from edgar allan poe• “All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.”• “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”• -Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven• Published in 1845 in Baltimore• Dark and mysterious poem• This poem ﬁts Edgar Allan Poe’s type of writing style• Poe starts by saying, “Once upon a midnight dreary while I pundered, weak and weary.”• This shows the dark setting in the poem• This is a good example of how Poe’s writing style is gothic and dark
The Raven• http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/ TheRaven.html• To see full poem go to
works cited • "Edgar Allan Poe." Learn More Indiana. Web. 12 Feb. 2011. <http:// www.learnmoreindiana.org/Pages/default.aspx>.• "Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven." Heise Online - IT-News, Ct, IX, Technology Review, Telepolis. Web. 12 Feb. 2011. <http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/ TheRaven.html>.• "Edgar Allan Poe." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 12 Feb. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe>.• "The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe." The Literature Network: Online Classic Literature, Poems, and Quotes. Essays & Summaries. Web. 12 Feb. 2011. <http://www.online-literature.com/poe/31/>.
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