Edgar Allan Poe Accomplishments

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 …show more content…
When Poe first started writing, his favorite genre was poetry (The Poetry Foundation). This shows Poe’s great dedication and persistence. It’s in fact amazing that Poe continued his career when he was getting such a dull outcome for all of his hard work. For example, Poe was only paid nine dollars for the publication of one of his most famous works, “The Raven.” Poe then married his cousin but was heartbroken again when she died. His dedication definitely paid off though because he also became one of the first American authors of the 19th century who became more popular in Europe than in America. Poe proved that although being an author is a very tough career, it’s definitely not impossible. It just takes a lot of work. Poe is given credit for creating the genre of detective stories and for paving the way for depressing and dark themed literature. Poe set himself apart from most authors which is one of the biggest reasons why he was able to become so well known. There are so many authors who have wrote numerous books, so in order to be noticed, there must be something unique about the author’s style or approach. Poe did just that. This was expressed when he wrote different stories such as The Tell Tale Heart. Poe took his readers into another mind set when writing this novel and it’s one unforgettable …show more content…
Although his career didn’t seem too promising in the beginning, he gained success over the years because he didn’t give up. He created a unique style of writing which made him the lasting legacy that he is. Most people know of his short stories like The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven, but don’t understand why he writes such horrific stories. His childhood definitely affected the rest of his life whether it was his career, emotions, or financial situation. He is a very inspirational American author that will forever be known as the creator of the short story and given credit for the horrific style of

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