Reflected In His Life: Edgar Allan Poe's Life

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Edgar Allan Poe autobiography reflected in his work. Sometime authors are influenced by events that happened in their lives. Edgar Allan Poe is one of these authors. His life was very depressing which explains his dark literary work. Poe was adopted at a young age because his mother passed away before he became three years old. Furthermore, his foster mother and wife also died before him and his foster father did want anything to do with him. Those miserable events in his life lead him to become an alcoholic and passed away mysteriously. Although Edgar Allan Poe’s work is not autobiographical, there is no doubt that the darkness of his life experience is reflected in his work. Edgar Allan Poe lived a miserable life. Poe’s real parents Elizabeth …show more content…
It explores the theme of death of a beautiful woman. The narrator and a young woman called Annabel Lee fall in love and they live in a kingdom by the sea. The young narrator and Annabel Lee are very happy and in love. Their love for each other is so strong that it got angels in heaven jealous and murder her. The angles send a wind that froze her to death. The narrator is upset but his love for her is intense and he does not stop loving her. He believes that his soul is inseparable from Annabel Lee’s. He sleeps next to her tomb and dreams of her every night. This poem talks about the death of a beautiful woman who dies tragically. It can be believed that it is about his life Virginia. Love is one of the major themes in the poem, and also in Poe and Virginia marriage. Virginia is Poe’s cousin and they fell in love when he was living with her and her mom. They got married when they were young. Similar to the poem, Virginia dies of a disease. This poem shows that Poe was unable to let Virginia go, even after her death, likewise, the narrator did not get over Annabel Lee’s …show more content…
Poe and Poe’s brother Henry were alcoholics. The story starts when an unnamed narrator approaches the house of Usher on “a dull, dark, and soundless day” (Edgar Allan Poe, p. 702). The house is gloomy and mysterious. The narrator noticed that the house had an evil and possessed atmosphere from the rotten trees and foggy ponds around it. The reader finds out that Roderick Usher is a sick man whose fears show themselves through his bizarre, sentient family estate. The first analysis the audience can get is that the madness of the main is in fact, caused by truly supernatural events. That is, he’s not crazy his house really is haunted, and his sister really is back from the dead. Another interpretation the reader gets is that the madness really is imaginary. This madness and supernatural event whether it is imaginary or not can be associated with alcohol effects in real life. When someone get drunk they start seeing illusions which are not true and the deceive them and control their moves. The reader can believe that the whole theme of madness is inspired by the effects of

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