Edgar Allan Poe : A Gothic Romanticism Or Dark Romanticist

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Edgar Allan Poe is often considered one of the most famous, influential writers of the 19th century, and even today he is still revered for his more famous works, which are still taught and studied in schools and universities around the United States. His work is considered to be heavily influenced by the many hardships he faced during his lifetime, which can be seen in almost all of his poems or short stories. Poe is considered a gothic romanticism or dark romanticist, due to his fascination of horror and gloom, along with his use of mystery in a many of his works. http://www.luc.edu/faculty/cschei1/teach/rrn4.html. Edgar Poe was born the second of three children on January 19th, 1809 to David and Elizabeth Poe (both actors) in Boston, Massachusetts. Poe’s mother died in 1811, just after his father had left the family, leaving Poe to be adopted by John Allan. This is from where Poe received the middle name “Allan”. At the age of six, Poe attended Manor House School in England for five years before returning to the United States to finish up his education. After this, Poe attended the University of Virginia, though because of drinking and gambling problems he accumulated many debts, forcing him to quit school. http://poestories.com/biography.php https://www.poemuseum.org/life.php←(THIS ONE HERE) In 1827, Poe joined the U.S. army under the pseudonym “Edgar Allan Perry”. This was because he was heavy in debt with no source of income ot pay it back. Poe managed to rise…
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