The poet, Edgar Allan Poe, wrote from influences in his life such as his grief, being an orphan and drugs. Poe, born in Boston, spent 3 years with his family until he was orphaned after his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment. Poe was adopted by the Allan family and later attended the university of virginia for a year before dropping out. Poe was kicked out of the army a year after joining. He later married his cousin, Virginia, who passed away at a young age.
In many stories and poems; such as the Tell Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven, Annabel Lee, The House of Usher, and so many more timeless works, Edgar Allan Poe has been captivating his audiences with spine tingling thrillers through the words and style of his own twisted ways. The only way to describe where Poe’s writing belongs in history, would be classified as gothic genre. From the start of the 1800’s to present day and the future of literature, through irony, repetition, imagery, and symbolism Poe has been bewitching readers with his gore and insane writings. Poe’s life inspired so many of his poems, from focusing on taboo topics, such as death, revenge, love and loss. Poe’s life was painful and heartbreaking that it’s
Though Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories like, The Cask of Amontillado, to his poems like, The Raven, Poe’s shows his writing style to use physical imagery and connotative syntax to show ,imagery in his writing. Throughout his life, Poe had always lived through the most chaotic and evil of time. His parents died while he was 3 years old. After his parents died, he lived with another family member who never accepted him as their own son. Later on in life, Poe had served in the military and at that point he started writing poems.
“Shaking in every limb, I groped my way back to the wall; resolving there to perish rather than risk the terrors of the wells of which my imagination now pictured many in various positions about the dungeon.” The narrator is scared of what may be in the dungeon, since he cannot see anything. He does not know what is in this dungeon, so all he can do is imagine what is in here and how he is going to be executed. This relates back to my theme of the uncertainty of life and death, because the narrator does not know how he is going to die, but the narrator is doing whatever he can to avoid it. “Down-steadily down it crept. I took a frenzied pleasure in contrasting its downward with its lateral velocity.
For almost two-hundred years, Edgar Allan Poe has been enticing readers with his spine-tingling gothic tales. Poe is one of the faces of 17th century literature. He was one of the pioneers of modern writing, as he was not afraid to compose pieces related to controversial themes. In his stories, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “The Tell Tale Heart”, and “Annabel Lee” Poe uses different elements of author’s style to add suspense and create a mood. The eerie mood apparent in Poe’s writing is conveyed by his use of unsettling imagery and suspenseful syntax.
Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “In Youth I have known one” is the title of the poem that will be literarily analyzed. Much like many of Edgar Allen Poe’s style of poetry and other works the author had written in the past, this poem is very introspective and really makes the reader think about the deeper meaning of his works. Poe like many great writers and poets struggled and his struggles help bring out the emotions and feelings in his work. The analysis will include elements of symbolism, imagery, theme. It will also include a brief biographical history of his upbringing as an orphan, to include Poe’s education at The University of Virginia along with a line by line break down of each verse in the poem, followed by a conclusion of my thought
He based his feelings in his poems such as Annabel Lee and Alone. He used his life experiences in his works such as The Masque of the Red Death and The Black Cat. Though Poe had a few other works such as The Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven; they did not portray much of his life experiences and feelings like these ones did. Poe’s themes of death, insanity, and emotion through eyes in his works reflect the actual themes in his life. Death throughout Poe’s life has had an impact in his work.
Edgar Allan Poe is an American literary legend who has altered the way of writing we know today. Poe is not only known for his words on paper, but he is also known for how he has dealt with the difficulties in his life; Poe lost several parental figures in his life, because of this the austere John Allan was his longest fatherly figure. Though all the difficulties in Edgar’s life, he always prevailed to create incredibly descriptive writing. One of the most encouraging and positive people in his life was his loving wife Virgina, she of course, as all things in Poe’s life did not have the average relationship with Poe, she was his cousin. Edgar Allan Poe was often described as being intelligent and talented yet cocky.
Edgar Allan Poe was not only a poet, but also a critic and a writer. He was well known for his expressive short stories and poems that captured the imagination of readers. Annabel Lee was not the only writing by Poe that narrates death. According to Britannica, most of his work was concerned with terror and sadness. He was capable of writing angelic or weird poetry, with a supreme sense of rhythm and word appeal.
I believe Poe was haunted by his past as an orphan and also went through a life all alone which led him to the alcohol abuse, madness, and to his self-destruction. Even though the life of Edgar Allan Poe wasn’t great; But, because of that life he was a writer, editor, literary critic, essayist, invented the detective, invented science fiction, and because of all this he was Widely influential in Europe. Through each author or poet you can understand probably why they wrote what they wrote, mostly through feelings that occurred to them and through the writing they expressed it freely and maybe careless. In this case with all understanding Poe was that dark, gothic, etc writer because of the kind of life he had been living. It might seem like I am a fan of Poe but, let me compare him to another poet like Shakespeare which to my believe I think is better even though both of them are the most famous poets of time.