Dark Romanticism: Edgar Allan Poe

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Shelby Eidson
Junior English Period 3
3 March 2016

Edgar Allan Poe “ But we loved with a love that was more than love.” (“Edgar Allan Poe” Annabel Lee). Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19,1809. He was an author whose short stories and poems were the genre of Dark Romanticism. His wife,Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe died on January 30, 1847 and he died on October 7,1849. Edgar Allan Poe was a revolutionary because he started the movement of Dark Romanticism and his poems and short stories are still taught in schools today.

To open, Poe is a revolutionary because his stories and poems are still loved and taught as part of many schools’ curriculums today. “I was a child and she was a
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Poems and short stories by Poe are a great example of Dark Romanticism, that is why when studying it many teachers have their students read one of his more famous works like The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Black Cat, and …show more content…
Moby Dick was also inspired by Poe. “He planned his effects with all the resources of his supple and formidable intellect. You can see this in the meticulously patterned plot of his one novel, The Narrative of Gordon Arthur Pym, the story of a phantasmagoric voyage that clearly influenced Moby Dick.” (“Andrew

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