Edgar Allan Poe 's Life Filled With Sorrow And Pain

892 WordsMay 7, 20174 Pages
Thesis: Edgar Allan Poe led a life filled with sorrow and pain. His works tend to reflect his lifestyle by incorporating darker elements in the usage of his characters. Edgar Allan Poe was born January 19, 1809 to two actors, David Poe Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe. He was born in Boston. Before he was three years old, his father abandoned him, his brother (William Poe), and his sister (Rosalie Poe). Shortly after this, his mother died, leaving the three children orphaned. Poe moved to Boston where he was cared for by John and Frances Allan, although never actually adopted him. John Allan moved his family to Britain in 1815 where Poe attended grammar (elementary) school in Irvine Scotland. He then attended boarding school until…show more content…
Poe ,truly, had a very inspired and original form of writing. His works tended to be on the darker side, but they appealed to people’s human nature. The new style provoked curiosity and sparked intrigue in many poets of the day. Alduos Huxley however equated Poe’s works to “wearing a diamond ring on every finger” declaring his works were too romantic and stating there is not much meaning behind the words. (Wiki)The disproportionate, gory details of many of Poe’s writings compelled many readers to question his mental health and the nature of his writings. Poe once even said himself, “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”(Poe) However unethical and unscrupulous his life may have seemed, he did greatly influence modern literature and expanded the bounds of what we now consider poetry. Poe’s artistic vision is largely responsible for the wide variety of literature we enjoy today. Some of his most famous works include the poems: “The Raven”, which tells the story of lost love by a raven sitting on his mantle, “Ulalume”, which focuses on the death of a loved one, and his creepy, blood-chilling stories “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” Some of his most used plots in stories were the eerie subjects of revenge, torture, murder, the plague, being buried

More about Edgar Allan Poe 's Life Filled With Sorrow And Pain

Open Document