Romanticism In Edgar Allan Poe

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One last author that is very famous for their romanticist works is Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar was born January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. Just like all other romanticists writers, Edgar found himself in his writings. He didn’t like the idea of working for a business like his family. Edgar aware of his true passion began to dabble in writing. By the time Edgar went into the army and published works with the names Tamberlane and Aaraaf. After leaving the army, Edgar began writing full time. Edgar is a writer who not only wrote romantic pieces but he was known for being a gothic romanticist. Edgar wrote such strange and new stories that he was considered “Father of the detective story,” (Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. …show more content…
One of Edgar’s most famous writings that greatly embodies the full use of gothic romanticism was published in 1845 with the name of The Raven. It is considered one of the greatest works Poe has ever created in his lifetime. In the story the themes Poe addresses is death and loss. The Raven was about a man living alone in his home and someone begins to knock on his door, at first he ignores it and soon after he hears another knock. Once he opened the door all he heard was the word Nevermore. In the end the raven just aggravates the man by constantly repeating Nevermore. The man then realizes just like his love Lenore, his friends will leave him and then he begins to settle down and learns to live with the echoing voice of the word Nevermore. This literary piece connected with the technique of romanticism because the man in the story consisted of the use of death and loneliness like gothic literature does. Although Poe died unexpectedly, his literary pieces still shock today’s generation as well as future …show more content…
Henry was born February 6, 1807 in Portland, Maine. Henry’s early life revolved around teaching in America as well and England, translating book as well as writing his own works of poetry. Henry was a well accepted man all over both America and England. Henry in his writings according to PoetrySoup “connected with the average person and captured the spirit and essence of his era,” ("Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography." - Biographical Poet Info. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015). Henry in 1847 created a book of poetry called Evangeline, this particular story is what captured everyone’s attention both in America and Britain. Another story of his that changed America in particular is called Paul Revere 's Ride. This poetry book helped to encourage people to be strong during the time of the Civil War. Henry wanted to mentally prepare those who were not ready to engage in conflict with another country. Henry’s work was so greatly accepted and influential that Charles Dickinson and Abraham Lincoln were impressed by him. Along with such a great backing, Henry was so widely accepted because he perfectly captured the 19th century and an average person 's life during that time. His poetry books were known in England because “In a time when books, stories and the spoken word were all that people had to entertain themselves,” ("Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Biography." - Biographical

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