The Raven And Ulalume By Edgar Allan Poe

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Adverse Effect of Death on the Lives of Those Left Behind: Alliteration and Repetition Discussed in Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven and Ulalume "Were I called on to define the term ‘Art,’" Poe once wrote, "I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the Soul.’" The intense grief that is felt after losing a loved one can often result in despair and irrationality, but in some of Poe’s poetry it has resulted in the severe mental collapse of the narrator. In The Raven and Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe, the adverse effects following the loss of a loved one are demonstrated through the use of alliteration and repetition. Edgar Allan Poe, born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809, became acquainted with loss at a very young age following the death of his mother and the later loss of a famous sequence of beloved women to illness. In 1811, after his mother, Elizabeth Arnold Poe’s death, Poe was orphaned at the age of two. He was taken into the home of John Allan, a successful business man also believed to be his godfather, and his wife. After moving to England for a brief period with the Allen’s, Poe and his foster parents returned home to Virginia in 1820. Poe attended several private schools and upon his high school graduation, enrolled in the University of Virginia followed by the U.S. Military Academy, but did not graduate from either. After being influenced by Romantic Poets, Poe developed a passion for writing. He began a
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