Edgar Allan Poe: The Cask Of Amontillado
Introduction: Edgar Allan Poe, born on January 19, 1809 and died on October 7, 1849, was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor who wrote short poems and stories that captured people’s attention with it’s figurative language. Many of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, such as the “Tell Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” became famous literary works and the basis for modern horror tales. His literature tales are shrouded in mystery and unknowing and his life and eventual death was very mysterious. Edgar Allan Poe wrote many short poems and books that captured people’s attention with it’s use of figurative language and mystery. He wrote books in the genre of horror and mystery and eventually set the basis for modern horror movies and stories. His poems were published in multiple newspapers, such as the Saturday Evening Post and the New York Evening Mirror and won many literary awards (1843). His stories still move modern readers to this day. Some of his stories include the “Tell Tale Heart”, “The Cask of Amontillado”, “The Raven”, “The Fall of the House of Usher”, “Murders in the Rue Morgue”, and “The Purloined Letter”.
Early Life, Education, and Family Edgar Allan’s family included Elizabeth Arnold Poe, a British Actress, and David Poe Jr, a …show more content…
His influence came greatly after he died. During his lifetime, his most famous stories were “The Fall of the House of Usher” published in 1839, “The Black Cat” and the “Tell Tale Heart” published in 1843, “The Raven” published in 1845, “The Cask of Amontillado” published in 1846, and “Annabel Lee” published in 1849. His works appeared in many newspapers and journals of the past, including the Saturday Courier, The Southern Literary Messenger, and Broadway Journal. His influence was great on modern writers, such as Charles Baudelaire and Stephane