A Direct Correlation Between Their Writing And Their Life Experiences

1310 Words Apr 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Jack Kwan D8
Jr. Theme
Period 7

Introduction: Many writers today show a direct correlation between their writing and their life experiences. Edgar Allan Poe was one of those writers (Edgar Allan Poe Biography).
Edgar Allen Poe was one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Known as the father of modern mystery, Poe’s impact on literature will forever have influence on the eyes of today’s gothic and horror writers. Edgar Allan Poe 's life was one of many sorrows and difficulties, filled with deaths of close family and many broken loves. Men disappointed him throughout the entirety of his life, and he saw women as angels that had come to redeem him from the depths of his depression and alcoholism. These occurrences, along with many others, especially those of his childhood, led Poe to become one of the greatest authors of his time.
One of Poe’s most famous stories “The Raven” show a correlation between Poe’s life going on at that time and the story’s theme and mood. In The Raven, Poe explains a deep fear of loneliness and a variety of symbols.The symbols not only explain the narrator’s story but show the true connection to Poe’s own loneliness in life and the hardships he faced. These hardships and fears are connected through imagery and reveal a dark world from the eyes of Poe. Another one of Poe’ stories, “Annabel Lee” reflects on Poe’s remorse for his loves Virginia and Sarah. He shows the passionate love that he experienced through the stories…

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