Analysis Of Edgar Allen Poe 's ' Darkness ' Essay

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Darkness in Art
Poetry is a form of art in which language is used as an instrument of aesthetic and rhythmic qualities to evoke powerful emotions and open barriers for the reader in a deeper context. Poetry beholds deeper meaning behind every line and stanza for the reader to focus on and peel off each layer to truly understand and grasp the concept of what the poet is trying to contrive. It is an emotional and intellectual game that the reader needs to be able to decipher. One poet in particular that shows his genius throughout his work is Edgar Allen Poe.
Poe was born on January 19th, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. At the age of three, Poe had lost both of his parents and ended up being adopted by a man by the name of John Allen. From the year 1815 to 1820, the family lived in England which is where Poe acquired most of his education; while simultaneously being exposed to the gothic style that appears throughout his work in atmosphere and settings. Poe was quite talented in his writing, but because of his gambling problems and financial debt he ended up enlisting in the United States Army. Poe would face problems with his finances, keeping a job and his alcoholism throughout his life. Even though Poe had been faced with so many obstacles, his resilience allows for him to publish a variety of short stories and writings which would bring him success. (Minor)
The majority of Poe’s poems are in the gothic style, characterized as the following: having elements of fear, horror,…

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