Edgar Allan Poe Literary Influences

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Edgar Allan Poe is an all-around well known American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe was most known for his poetry, short stories, and tales of horror and mystery. He was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 and started writing at the age of 18. In 1836 he married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. He had many influences, styles, accomplishments. Poe also had such a huge impact on society. Though most people see Poe’s poems and writings as dark and twisted. Overall, he has inspired many and left a positive impact on the world. Edgar Allan Poe was mostly influenced by Lord Byron. He was a great supporter of Lord Byron, who was also known as George Gordon. Byron was an English poet and leading figure of Romanticism. "She Walks in Beauty" is a short lyrical poem written in 1813 by Lord Byron, and is one of his most famous works. It is said to have been inspired by an event in Byron's life just like the volumes Poe wrote (Dictionary of American Biography). He was considered one of the greatest British poets who remains…show more content…
One of his most famous accomplishment is the publication of his poem “The Raven”. The success of this poem was vast and may be said to have first really made him famous (Dictionary of American Biography). Poe became a successful writer during his lifetime. In “The Portable Edgar Allan Poe, J Gerald Kennedy explains that in “barely two decades Poe produced more than sixty poems, some seventy-odd tales, one completed novel, a long prose poem of cosmological theory, and scores of essays and reviews” (XXIX Kennedy). Poe also changed literary culture by introducing innovations. He did this by altering poetry, prose fiction, and critical works with new ideas (xxix Kennedy). Poe had a very successful magazine career. Due to the inclusion of Poe’s short stories and other works of literature in magazines, subscriptions increased greatly (Encyclopedia of World
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