Analysis Of Poe 's ' Annabel Lee ' And ' The Raven '

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Poe’s philosophy is depicted in “Annabel Lee” and “The Raven”; a man of dark and depressing poems who was influenced during his hard, emotional, life to write. His poems describe the mental and emotion devastations a person’s state of mind can reach. Despite his hard life and mysterious death he faced, the speaker can recognize his struggles through his life to become successful with his literary works.
Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Shortly after, Poe’s mother, Elizabeth, an actor from an English theatrical family, passed away in Richmond, Virginia in 1811. With the lack of a father as a traveler, David Poe, was hardly around to support him in his life. With Poe’s financial problem getting worse, John Allan, a tobacco exporter and care taker of when he was younger, passed away and left Poe completely out of his will. During this time, Poe published stories and poems in the Messenger. Eventually, Poe married to his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, after being forced through financial problems to move in. When Poe later began to have feelings for Virginia. Facing disagreements with the age difference they married at, Messenger rejected him, putting Poe into a difficult position requiring him to move to New York for editorial work. In 1839, he joined Burton’s Gentlemen’s Magazine, which he later left to create his own literary magazine. Unfortunately, Poe’s business was unsuccessful, so he became an editor for Graham’s Magazine. In…
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