Edgar Allan Poe 's The Chilling And Darkness Essay

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The Chilling and Darkness in Edgar Allan Poe’s Writings “I do suffer from insanity, but I enjoy every single minute.” Poe was a man of talents and skills in writing. His writings were usually dark and dreary and it was all based on events of his life. He was very skillful in something called genres of macabre and mysteries. Macabre is a style of writing, which the writer adds a dark atmosphere and puts emphasis on the details and symbols of life. Many macabre stories or poetic works are very disturbing and creepy because it involves death in every story. Mystery (the second thing I mentioned), is, obviously, when the author puts a mysterious base and background on his/her stories that causes the reader confused, or to think and be curious. What made him such a great writer, the tragedies in his life, helped Poe write poems and short stories about death and darkness. In his childhood, Edgar Allan Poe faced many tragedies. He was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, David Poe, Jr., was an alcoholic left Poe and his mother Elizabeth and his siblings, William and Rosalie behind. A year later, his mother died of tuberculosis. John Allan, a merchant in Richmond, Virginia, then took Poe in their home. They never truly adopted Poe, but still gave him the last name Allan. They very strict and pushed Edgar harshly. In 1815, the Allan’s sailed to Great Britain. Edgar attended a grammar school in Irvine, Scotland where John was born. He started to…

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