Edgar Allan Poe: The Romanticism Movement

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Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most influential writers/poets of the Romanticism movement. Through the broken memories of this troubled life, Edgar Allan Poe has come to write some of the most famous literary works ever written. His unique writing style, which includes intriguing characters, a dark and mysterious tone, and deep emotion have proven him to be among one of the great writers of the Romanticism movement. Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts to Elizabeth and David Poe. Both of Edgar's parents were company actors. The Allan's were very poor. During the American Revolution, Edgar's grandfather David Poe, Sr. or "General Poe" used a part of his fortune to supply troops under the Marquis de Lafayette.…show more content…
A movement in which literary and the arts focused on depicting strong emotion. The Romantic Movement was dominating in the 18th century. It had a huge impact on literacy and visual/musical arts. Many people think that the main focus of the movement was true love. But that is not true. According to Friedrich Schlegel in the article "Romanticism," the main focus of the movement is to depict emotional matter in the imaginative form." During the eighteenth century romanticism spread throughout Western Europe and the United States. Notable writers of the Romantic Movement are William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The ideas of Romanticism have many roots dating back to the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the middle Ages. Romanticism is said to be "a backlash against the austerity if the neoclassicist movement"(Romanticism 1). Neoclassicism is based off of order and logic, whereas Romanticism focuses on capturing deep emotion. The middle Ages had a huge impact on the Romantic Movement. Several themes of Romanticism have developed from medieval romances. Medieval romances are works of literature which focus on the courage and strength on the individual hero, mystical creatures they encounter, and obstacles that they face and their
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