Contributions Of Edgar Allan Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe is an American author who has been very popular for many years even after his death. He was a very diverse writer and wrote short stories, poetry, a novel, a textbook, a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews. His writing was very mysterious which fits his lifestyle very well. Poe’s parents had both left him or died by the time he was about three years old. His death still remains a mystery, as well. Poe’s life and writing set him apart as a noteworthy American author. Edgar Allan Poe was known for his mysterious style of writing. His childhood is said to have influenced a lot of his emotions that contributed to his writing. Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. He was in a very unfortunate situation when he was younger because his father left their family in 1809, and his mother died a year later. He was then taken into the home of John Allan although he was never officially adopted by him. His relationships also put a damper on his …show more content…
One of the best ways to engage readers is to write about something that people can relate to. The Raven focuses on the topic of losing someone that you love which a lot of people have experienced at some point in life. When Poe started to write this story, it wasn’t always going to be about a raven. At one point he thought of the main character being a parrot and an owl was another consideration (The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe). Poe’s life ended as if it was a stanza taken out of one of his poems or a paragraph pulled from one of his short stories. Poe’s death still remains a mystery although it was said that he may have died from congestion of the brain. Poe’s scholars, medical professionals, and many other people who are curious have been investigating his death for over 150 years. To this day, the exact cause of his death still remains unsolved (Poe

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