Edgar Allan Poe 's Literary Criticism Essay

1428 Words May 20th, 2015 6 Pages
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
This is one of Edgar Allan Poe’s quotes, meaning Edgar had very dark moments in his life that it showed off in his writing. He was born in Boston January 9, 1809 and he was the second child of two actors. But his little family didn’t last long his father abandoned the family and his mom died the following year. Now orphans they were taken in by John and Frances Allen. When Edgar got older he attended the University of Virginia but only stayed for one year due to lack of money. Later on he enrolled to the Army in 1827 under an assumed named. At that time he started publishing his work and had anonymous collections. In 1829 Frances Allen departed and that made Edgar and John tried to get along but failed. Eventually he spend several years working for literary and periodicals, and became known for his own style of literary criticism. His work made him moved to Baltimore and in 1835 he married Virginia Clemm, his 13 year-old cousin. In 1835 Poe published his poem “The Raven” talking about his departed wife. Later on he remarried but his luck hadn’t change with death. His publishing got noticed very fast and his short storied were read by many. His work was very different from other writers and Poe was mostly famous for his detective fictions. Sadly Poe went missing and people didn’t know much of his late life and until this day people have no…

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