Analysis Of Edgar Allan Poe 's ' The Raven ' And The Fall Of The House Of Usher '

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Edgar Allan Poe is an extremely well known American writer and is famous for his horrific and mysterious works such as, “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Poe was born in 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts in an era that seems to have many dark and ominous writers and pieces of literature originating from that time period. Poe is said to have launched the interest in many of the detective type stories that we read from modern day writers. “In the early 1800s, romanticism was the dominant literary mode in Europe and influenced all major forms of American literature until around 1870 (Gandlgruber 1).” Edgar Allan Poe’s biography states that he comes from a broken home, his father deserted the family and his mother unexpectedly died from tuberculosis (Bittner 22), which could very well be the purpose for the darkness in the writings to come from him. Over the course of Poe’s life there were many tensions caused from family and relationships that caused a period of unhappiness in his life that he illustrated later in with his amazing poems and tales. In Poe’s literature the readers can see that he primarily wrote of grim scenarios and introduced his readers to the uncertainties of the characters and locations so they could focus primarily on the plot and the theme of the story.
“The Raven” is one of the most recognized poems ever written. “Poe’s tone of darkness in this poem, connected with his perplexing death has made him a very noteworthy and influential literary…
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