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Comparing Edgar Allan Poe And Emily Dickinson's Poetry

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Poe and Dickinson walk into a bar.
Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson are both famous writers whose lives mimicked their style of poetry. Edgars parents died when he was three years old. Because of this later in his life he struggled with alcohol and depression which led to his loneliness. Emily Dickinson was always alone and rarely left her home. She had no one to visit and no visitors. Poe’s common theme of poetry is horror because he focused lots on his structure and style, hence the rhyme in most poems. Dickinson’s poems were based on the theme of you guessed it, loneliness. Her poetry mimicked her upbringing in the early Seventeenth century. The two poets were similar because their style matched their lives. Poe’s horror of a lonely life
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Her love for dashes a creates madness at end or midline. Critics say Emily Dickinsons works are not with her time espeacially for a woman in the 19th century. Edgar Allan Poe was a gothic poet with a unique style which makes his work even better to some. Poe’s poems are characterized by a musical effect of words to the reader’s emotion as in the poem The Raven. Poe’s poems are characterized by a gloomy and threading tone. His poems lean towards tradition while maintaining gothic aspects and evil happenings. Poe’s horror and lack of love themes are believed to have been his personal reflection per the lonely life that he lived. The theme of death is attributed to his sorrows after he lost his parents at a very tender age of three. Poe and Dickinson’s pomes were characterized by traditional writing styles and they all reflected upon the poet’s lonely lives. Both poets exhibited good poetic writing styles with a theme of death and lack of love. The pomes’ excellent writing style resulted in emotional poems. On the contrary, Poe was an excellent gothic poet whose poems are characterized by death, horror and uncertainty. Dickson’s poems are characterized by themes such as death, nature, religion, eternity or love although
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