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  • THE LITERARY WORK OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
  • Background
    Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. “Poe was the son of the English-born actress Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe, Jr., an actor from Baltimore” (Biography.com). He had two siblings; one brother, Henry Poe, and a sister, Rosalie Poe (Giordano).
  • Childhood life
    Poe was fortunate to be placed with the Allan’s after being displaced by the death of his parents. John Allen was a thriving merchant and his success allowed Edgar to attend well established schools. “When Poe was 6, he went to school in England for 5 years. He learned Latin and French, as well as math and history” (Giordano). Poe continued to receive quality education from different schools he attended once he returned to America from England
  • Poe’s Legacy
    Edger Allan Poe had a special talent, he was the greatest writer of his time, “Called "America's Shakespeare," Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the horror story” (Poe's museum ).
  • Literary Work
    Edgar Allan Poe was a master at containing his reader’s attention through his poetic maneuvers and his ability to transfer feelings of deep horrid life experiences into vivid, mine trapping words. His writings have remained in the minds of his audience for years. Poe’s bizarre works are an illustration of his fancy for unnatural or supernatural themes. Poe understood that his literary work made him a mysterious author. He used this mystery to captivate his audience.
  • Literary Work cont
    Edgar Allan Poe works include short stories:
  • Literary Work cont
    Edgar Allan Poe works include poems:
  • Poe’s Success
    Edgar Allan Poe was successful at creating his work to guide his audience into believability. His choices of words were carefully placed within his work to draw his audience into the realism in his stories and poems. Poe was a master mind at this technique and this made him unique as an author
  • Poe’s Famous Work
    Poetically “The Raven” posses a perfect display of figurative techniques that only a genius could create in a single poem. The tone of the poem was made by Poe’s unique way of using gloomy symbols and ideas. He used poetic rhyme patterns throughout the entire poem. “The Raven” was well thought out and prepared by Poe. The combination of metaphors, symbols and personifications were perfectly position throughout the entire poem.
  • Conclusion
    Edgar Allan Poe was an artist and a creator of unforgettable tales of horror. He may be best known as a short story writer, but he was also a great poet who composed poems that expressed his emotions and feelings. Poe lived a lonely life and experienced a great deal of suffering. Poe’s life experiences cause him to struggle throughout his life with extreme sadness, depression, and isolation. I believe this combination of emotions drove Poe to alcoholism which resulted in his death at an early age. “Edgar Allan Poe died in the hospital on Sunday, October 7, 1849” (Giordano).Edgar Allan Poe was the greatest writer of short stories, poetry, science fiction, and horror stories of his time