Edgar Allan Poe Accomplishments

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most beloved American writers of all time. Even though he had a tough life he managed to create some of the best literary works ever created. His dark style of writing still inspires others over one hundred years after his death. ¨Deep into that darkness peering. Long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.¨ from ¨The Raven¨ by Edgar Allan Poe

On Jan. 19, 1809, Edgar Poe was born in Boston, massachusetts. When Poe was young his father left and shortly after when he was three his mother passed away. Alone in the world and barely haven got the chance to get to know his parents Poe was fostered by the Allans. He went on to attend the university of Virginia in 1826, but he was soon expelled for lack of funding by his adoptive father John Allan. Poe proceeded to join the army relatively close to the publication of his first book Tamerlane and …show more content…

Therefore to make a living Poe took up other occupations such as a critic and an editorial position. Even though he worked these jobs his passion was for writing. He wrote both poems and short stories. Some examples are ¨The Haunted Palace,¨ a gloomy almost depressing poem that was published in 1839,¨The Raven¨ with its mysterious style and personification which was published in 1845,¨Anabell Lee,¨ a lovefelt poem in remembrance of Poe's wife virginia,¨Eldorado,¨ a bold poem that symbolizes the passage of time and was published in 1849, and ¨The Bells¨ which also symbolizes the passage of time and was published in 1849. Some examples of his short stories would be ¨The Fall of The House of Usher,¨ a disturbing and suspenseful poem that was published in 1839, ¨The Murders In The Rue Morgue,¨ the first crime story it had a mysterious style and was published in 1841, and ¨The Tell Tale Heart,¨ a suspenseful and quick-paced story published in

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