Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart

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“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.
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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 idea where he went. Poe died October 7, 1849 and his death was also a mystery to the world. Poe’s work is still noticed and gives people that mysterious they look for.
One of Edgar’s story’s “The Tell Tale Heart” this story is a very dark and crazy story. The story is about an old man with a fake eye and about this young man, (their names weren’t mention). The story starts with the young man talking to himself and saying “True!-nervous-very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?” the young man didn’t see himself as a mad man. He is a better man with sharper senses and that is something a mad man doesn’t have. The young man had thoughts about the old man they weren’t good thoughts they were devious thoughts. But don’t think he hated the old man in fact he liked him but there was something that really bothered the young man and that was the
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It contains so much darkness in that one person (the young man) it makes you think what was going on in Poe’s mind at the time. “The Tell Tale Heart” is a story that I can read and can’t forget. Mostly all of Poe’s writing stays with a person when they read his work. Poe has this thing where his way of writing make you want to keep reading and makes you think about what the story meant all day long. But Poe didn’t just write storied that made you go to sleep scared; he also had stories about love about his late wife’s. That made you see a whole different side of Poe and people would get shocked reading about

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