Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's ' I Have No Faith '

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Jamie Unger English Wentworth 9 June 2015 Edgar Allen Poe “I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago” (Edgar Allen Poe, Letter to James Russell Lowell, 2 July 1844). American literature is one of the most important parts of our history. From books to give us knowledge, to poems to inspire us, literature has helped shaped society. People today now define themselves on what genre and type of literature they like, what authors they like. Edgar Allen Poe helped shape these. Without him, the world would be dramatically affected by limiting types of genres, and how these genres are proposed. Edgar Allen Poe is a writer and poet that was born on January 19, 1809 and died on October 7, 1849. He is known as being one of the earliest writers engaged in short stories, and inventor of the detective fiction genre. His symbolism, ability to make beautifully infamous horror stories and poems, revolutionized the horror genre, and invention of the detection fiction genre proves that his talent helps greatly impact American literature. One example of his works was published in January of 1845, and arguably, one of his most famous poems named “The Raven”. This poem starts with a man hearing tapping at the door of his room. He thinks it is a visitor and says he would wait for tomorrow. He didn’t answer immediately because he was

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