Themes Of Edgar Allan Poe Essay example

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Jaspreet Nagra
Professor Jeannie Stokes Cobb
2 December 2016
English 7

Themes in Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a great writer and poet. Most of his work was about death and mysteries. He wrote many different short stories and poems. Edgar had a tough life. He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston. When he was young his father left him, and when he was three his mother passed away. He was separated from his siblings at a young age. When he was thirteen he wrote a prolific poet. And that is when his interest began as a writer. Edgar had a very tough life and made some mistakes. A lot of his stories and poems connected to his life, and the problems he went through. Many of his short stories have a similar meaning and theme. What made Edgar Allan Poe stand out as a writer in his short stories was the theme of mysteries and death. One of Edgar’s famous short stories was called, “The Tell-Tale Heart.” It was about a man who went to visit an old man. The gentleman was afraid of the old man’s blue pale eyes, that he considered calling it an evil eye. He killed the old Nagra 2 man because he thought the old man’s eye may curse him. Then after he killed the old man he placed him in a safe spot. After being able to place him under the bed he cleaned everything that could leave evidence of a murder. The next day officers arrived at the old man’s place. They went there because the neighbors complained they…

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