Essay about Edgar Allan Poe

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“The spirits of the dead, who stood, In life before thee, are again, In death around thee, and their will, Shall overshadow thee; be still”(“Spirits Of The Dead”). As the “Father Of Horror” Poe loved to write about his feelings in a more, disturbing and haunting way. He wrote many great poems about death, ghosts, and even some love stories; but in a twisted way. Poe had a deep love for writing and for much of his life could not share that with the world. Once he got into college, Poe started sharing his works with others. Soon he became famous and earned the name “Father Of Horror”. Edgar Allen Poe’s tragic life led to a fascination with the dark side which is certainly evident in “The Raven”. Edgar Allen Poe was a talented poet, who …show more content…

In 1836 when Poe was only 27 years old he married a 13 year old girl named Virginia( He was a talented writer/ poet, who had faced and overcome many fears and problem, and used his problems to write his stories. Edgar Allen Poe was very fascinated with horror and death which he explored through his writings.The majority of his poems focused on the condition of fallen man. The tale he wrote were depressing and suspenseful. Poe was an emotional individual who went through a lot when he was young. Poe lost people who he love and did not really have much to hold onto onto or cherish. Especially at the beginning of writing poems, Poe could not get a poem published write away.Poe was very emotional, and so he took all of those emotions and distributed them to his poems. For example in the poem “The Raven” he says “From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore”(“The Raven”). Poe was heartbroken by the loss of his lover, so he wrote a poem about it. Just there in that sentence it shows how instead of getting angry and hurting someone, Poe took his emotions about things and wrote about it. That is a reason he is such a good poet and highly respected for his works. Poe was also very much into writing about horror and death. He has a poem called “Tell Tale Heart”. In that poem he talks about killing an old man who had an eye that bothered him(“Tell Tale Heart”). Throughout the poem it talks

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