The Raven In The Philosophy Of Writing By Edgar Allen Poe

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Edgar Allen Poe is one of the most interesting and prolific horror writers of the last 200 years. He was well known as a writer, editor and literary critic and even presented a critical review of his own work the Raven in the form of the Philosophy of Composition. The Raven was one of the most interesting and simple poems to capture the reader of the time with its mysterious and macabre style. Originally published in January 1845 to instant success, it has continued to be widely read and popular over the years. Edgar Allan Poe with the popularity of the poem he took an opportunity with the Philosophy of Composition to review the Raven and present a very systematic approach to the writing process.
Edgar Allen Poe was a college dropout from
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The narrator also reinforces that same uncertainty by repeatedly stating his speculation on what is happening while making dismissive declaration “and nothing more”. It becomes clear that the man is not someone not right mind or even a sane intelligence as he proceeds to have an emotional one-sided exchange with the raven. The speaker mode develops and changes as he begins to engage the raven in a dialogue of sorts. At, first amused, then anger, and finally driven to …show more content…
Elizabeth Barrett, who Poe gave credit for the metrical forms he used, did not care for the poem at first and found the poem unsettling. Later she told Poe that the poem had “produced a sensation, a fit horror,’ her in England”. Poe work even seemed to affect the philosophical side of some. People that followed Transcendentalism had a strong dislike of Poe and his gothic style. Unlike transcendentalist, the narrator in the poem cannot trust his senses or even correctly represent the situation as reality. This was completely different from the transcendental value of the senses and intuition revealing truth and reality. The most scathing critic, unfortunately, was Rufus Wilmot Griswold, who slandered the poem. Griswold so disliked Poe he attempted to kill even his legacy once Poe had died. Using the Pseudonym “Ludwig” he published obituary so full of lies and character assassination that it almost destroyed any good reputation and valued memory of the man for almost half a

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