Edgar was not yet three years old when his father abandoned the family. Elizabeth was pregnant with Rosalie, Edgar’s younger sister, and left alone to take care of herself and her sons. Eliza struggled with trying to live and eventually died of tuberculosis on December 8, 1811. After their mother’s death, the three orphaned children were separated into different homes. Edgar was sent to his godfather’s home, the home of John and Frances Valentine Allan in Richmond, Virginia.
Soon after, he enrolled in a military school called West Point only to be kicked out later. Afterwards, he lived with his aunt and future wife Virginia, who also died of tuberculosis. From then, he went on to become a writer and wrote most of his well known poems such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, Spirits of the Dead, and much more. Due to the major losses he had faced, Edgar turned to drugs and alcohol during this point in his life. Edgar Allen Poe died on October 7, 1849 at a hospital located in Washington Hill, Baltimore.
He struggled to find a job after being rejected from multiple businesses because of his race. His poem Sympathy is just one example of how he felt trapped like a caged bird in his life. Even though the Civil War was over, African Americans still did not have as many privileges and opportunities as most White people had. Most of Dunbar’s writing showed his perspective of life and the struggles that came with it. Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and suffered a hard childhood that later on affected her writing.
Throughout American history, the Civil War has been one of the most devastating and intriguing wars. May scholars and students of history have studied in depth this war, but it has been said that none have been able to portray it as accurately as Stephen Crane. Daniel Hoffman about Crane’s life wrote, “Crane 's life was brief; he was dead of tuberculosis before his thirtieth birthday. His career as an author lasted only from 1892 to 1900. Yet he wrote the greatest novel of the American Civil War, perhaps the best fictional study in English of fear The Red Badge of Courage” (Hoffman).
Nathaniel Hawthorne: Literary Analysis Nathaniel Hawthorne once said, “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” This means that time may fly by but what you leave behind stays. Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American romantic novelist and short story writer during the nineteenth century. Although Hawthorne lived in a time before awards, he was highly regarded and he and his works are still idolized and taught today. His most famous works are The Scarlet Letter and The House of the Seven Gables, The Scarlet Letter being the most famous. Hawthorne wrote works influenced by what he experienced throughout the period of his life.
The Raven: Sound Devices Edgar Allan Poe has been called literature's “most brilliant star,” but he is also very known for an unstable life. Poe was abandoned by his father at birth, loss his mother at 3, and was kicked out of college at age 18. As a result, his upbringing would allow him to struggle much of his adult life; but Poe did land jobs at some literary magazine companies, opening the opportunity for him to write short stories. Poe most famous story “The Raven” was also famous because of his use of sound devices that allowed him to create tone allowing the reader to better understand the story. One sound device he uses is internal rhyme.
How Life Has Affected Edgar Allan Poe’s Work Edgar Allan Poe, was not famous for writing happy and cheerful poems. Throughout Edgar Allan Poe’s life, he was surrounded by constant fatality from the death of his parents leading up to the final moments of his dear wife Virginia and it was expressed in his poems and fictional writings. His birth parents died when Poe was very young and this impacted and influenced many of his poems “From childhood’s hour I have not been-”(Alone Line 1). Edgar Allan Poe, described as a poet whom is known for his "horror and haunting poems", was a growing writer and could produce explicit stories, but how was this sudden dark and uneasy work inspired? Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to a family of actors, whose lives were cut short just when Poe was
is because of the relation with Thomas Jefferson. Jaqueline’s mother, Mary Ann Irby, and father, Jack Austin Woodson, together they conceived her older brother, Hope Woodson, named after his grandfather on his father’s side and older sister, Odella Woodson, named after her mother’s brother that recently died. Jaqueline was in contact with her father’s side of the family up until she was a year old. At this time her mother left her father and moved back to North Carolina to live with Jacqueline’s grandmother and grandfather. Majority of her life was spent being surrounded by her mother’s side of the family that was still alive.
Walter “Walt” Whitman was born May 31, 1819 in West Hills, Long Island to Walter and Louisa Whitman, as the second of eight surviving children. At age eleven, Whitman began working in printing to help support his family, moved on to teaching at seventeen, then in 1841 moved on to journalism, founding the Long-Islander. After five years publishing under his own paper, he became editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. In four years, he worked for seven newspapers, often losing his jobs for his radical political positions. Upon moving to New Orleans in 1848, Whitman was exposed to the slave-trade firsthand.
Kate Chopin is an American writer who was born as Catherine O'Flaherty in St. Louis on February 8, 1850. Her family were French people and grew up as in the same background as her husband who was also French. She got married at the age, 24 with Oscar Chopin which she now has gotten the last name Chopin as in Kate Chopin. She was then widowed because her husband died due to illness. She then, later, wanted to express herself and her own thoughts onto essay so that's when she has decided to write hundreds of short stories and three novels.
He was pronounced the father of the detective genre of fiction. His works influenced literature around the world he has also published many numbers of articles some more successful than others during his life time. Poe was mostly recognized as a literary critic meaning he made many evaluations, analysis and interpretations of literary works. In Poe’s most powerful poem The Raven, Poe repeats the word nevermore and nothing more to create a sort of melancholy tone to the poem. The use of these words portrays how sad and lonely the narrator was after mourning the death of his love one.