The Tell Tale Heart By Edgar Allan Poe

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Gennaro Napolitano
Sandi Van Lieu
English 102
25 September 2015
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Throughout the thousands of years our old Earth has been around the idea of writing books and telling stories has marked itself as an important part of the history of the place we live in today. There are many famous English historians that have achieved the status of being considered, classical literature writers. These writers have mastered writing, many of them have dedicated their entire lives to it. Out of a vast quantity of these English historians, one stood out to me, his name is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s writing had its own unique gothic and horror style. The story, The Tell-Tale Heart is one of his very popular pieces of literature, it not only tells a story, but uses Poe’s unique style of writing to silently incorporate different genres, themes, and symbolism to create a sub-story within the text itself.
Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. At the young age of just 2 years old, Poe’s mother died, because of this he was put up for adoption and was soon taken in by the Rosalie family. After his 17th year of studying in England, he decided to return to America and continue his learning there. As time passed Poe started to drink. He became a heavy drinker and dropped out of school.( Biography of Edgar Allan Poe. Par. 1-3) The consequence of this was being kicked out of his foster parents’ house. After being homeless, Poe decided that he had no choice but to join the U.S.
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