How Did Edgar Allan Poe Influenced American Literature

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Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, who was also associated with the American Romantic Movement. However, he was better known for his tales of mystery and macabre. He was among the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is usually considered as the inventor of the detective-fiction genre. Poe is also credited for his contribution in the evolving category of science fiction. His works greatly influenced American literature and also other specialized fields like, cosmology and cryptography. His best known fiction works were generally Gothic and dealt with themes like the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning. Poe’s works are
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