The Works And Days By Edgar Allan Poe

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“Poetry is artistically rendering words in such a way as to evoke intense emotion or an Ah Ha! experience from the reader (Flanagan).” It all started in 2000 B.C., but it was called epic poetry. It was called that because poetry was orally spoken instead of written. It was a tradition from the Sumerians. Throughout the years, it became more popular. The poetry’s structure was improved, and poets began to use forms of meter. However, it could be free verse, who is remarkably known to invent this was Walt Whitman. Poets became important in today’s society. They added meaning to poetry. Some famous poets were Homer and Hesiod. Homer was memorable for the “Odyssey” and the “Iliad.” Hesiod is distinguished for the “Works and Days” (Uttley). One famously known poet in this era is Edgar Allan Poe.
Family is significant in one’s everyday life. However, Poe spent most of his life without his parents, David and Elizabeth Poe. Poe’s father was born July 18, 1784 in Baltimore, Maryland. David Poe was American, but his wife was from England (Giordano). Elizabeth Poe was born in 1787 (Baltimore). She migrated to the U.S. after her father became deceased. She was then widowed before marrying David Poe. So when she entered the U.S., she married David Poe. They were both traveling actors (Giordano). David and Elizabeth Poe had three children: William Henry Leonard Poe, Edgar Allan Poe, and Rosalie Poe. Edgar was born on January 19, 1809. When Poe was almost three years old, his parents…
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