Edgar Allan Poe : The Tell Tale Heart And The Raven Essay

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Many authors’ literary works are often influenced by their own personal experiences. Among these authors we find Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809. His parents were David and Elizabeth Poe. He had one brother and a sister. After his father’s abandonment and his mother’s death Poe was separated from his siblings and was adopted by the Allan’s, which is why he then changes his name, after this he went to school but had to quit because of a drinking problem. Due to his drinking problem he also was kicked out of the army. During the following years he wrote poems and shorts stories, some were more successful than others. He finally died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. Poe is perhaps the best known American Romantic who wrote in the Gothic mode. His stories are usually dark, dealing with the macabre, the supernatural, and the horrifying. Some of his popular works are the “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Raven.” Throughout Poe’s poems and stories the theme of death is always present. He found inspiration in a world of disorder, perversity, and romantic emotion and used it in his stories and poems. In “The Raven” he uses alliteration, anaphora, and image. In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” Poe uses irony and symbols, also the way the story slowly unravels is very exciting and it makes the reader want to keep reading to find out if the narrator is sane or not.
Poe wrote his narrative poem “The Raven” in 1844 and it quickly became a…

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