Common Themes of Edgar Allan Poe

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An Analysis of the Common Themes Found in selected works of Edgar Allan Poe A Research Presented to The faculty of the English Department In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in English IV By March 2010 Acknowledgement The researcher would like to thank the following people who help and give guidance to make this project To the Project adviser and the home room adviser of the researchers, who gave his outmost patience and time to check the drafts and format of each part of this very momentous research. To the peers of the researchers that gave courage and support in pursuing in making this research. To the family of each researcher, In particular to their mother, father and siblings for their moral and financial support…show more content…
In fact, he once said that: “There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.” With a life marred by tragedy at the very young age of three with his parents death, thus leaving him an orphan, his works reveals his darkly passionate sensibilities—a tormented and sometimes neurotic obsession with death and violence and overall appreciation for the beautiful yet tragic mysteries of life. Poe’s creations illustrate a powerful faculty for both the technical and abstract beauty linked with an inveterate inclination toward nocturnal themes. His psychologically gripping and exhilarating tales that delves and examines the depths of the human mind earned him a great deal of fame during his lifetime and even after his death. Statement of the Problem This research will determine the themes used in the first five well-known works of Edgar Allan Poe. And how these masterpieces are related to his personal and professional life life, from when he was a child until he became a writer and editor and can there be critic/s who disagrees of him being a great writer because of his works, even on how he writes his stories or poems. This could be answered through the following
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