Essay about Edgar Allan Poe 's Writing

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Edgar Allan Poe is someone we have all heard about. He is someone whose words will sit in the back of your mind because of his horrific nature. He is someone who I was intrigued by growing up, but somehow we tend to lose his ideas. He is someone who likes to trick and scare our minds, just like anybody from a haunted house or spooky movie. He is someone who appears around this time of year, Halloween, so that he can rattle our brains. He is a writer who often gets overlooked, but has deep meaning through his heavy usage of imagery, tone, and symbolism. While Poe uses some alliteration, rhyme, and usage of connotative words, scholarly critiques and I would suggest that the overlying theme comes from his strong horrific tone and imagery, rather than these.
Edgar Allan Poe writes in his sonnet To Science:
“Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise, Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering
To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies, Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car, And driven the Hamadryad from the wood
To seek a shelter in some happier star? Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood,
The Elfin from the green grass, and from me
The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?” (Poe 1-14) I plan to discuss how, even though this…

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