Graham's Magazine

Sort By:
Decent Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Amazing Essays
Best Essays
    Page 1 of 29 - About 285 Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Fall of the House of Usher, Annabel Lee, and The Cask Amontillado. Some of these stories and poems style could have been influenced by Poe’s past. Before Poe even turned three both of his parents, two professional actors, died. From there he was taken in by Frances and John Allan in Richmond, Virginia. Thenceforth, he was sent to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia. There he academically excelled. However, he was forced to leave because John Allan wasn’t going to pay Poe’s gambling bills. Later on he joined the U.S. Army and there he began to try writing short stories, but it wasn’t till after he got married to Virginia and had work as an editor at numerous newspapers and magazines, such as Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine in, Graham’s Magazine in Philadelphia, and Broadway Journal in New York City,(poets.org), that he wrote some of his more well known short stories and poems, such as The Raven. In some of those more famous texts, Poe uses parallel structure to add rhythm, rhyme, and value. Poe also uses personification to add more depth, context, and meaning to his passages. Both personification and parallel structure, help Poe convey the more haunting, malicious, and a more eerie mood to his stories and poems. In works, such as The Fall of the House of Usher, Poe uses personification to add depth, context, and meaning to set the mood of his works. In the short story The Fall of the House of Usher, when Poe is describing the house that the…

    • 738 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    Fear In The Raven

    • 1047 Words
    • 5 Pages

    story. In 1827, he moved to Boston and enlisted in the United States Army. His first collection of poems, Tamerlane, and Other Poems, was published that year. In 1829, he published a second collection entitled Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane, and Minor Poems. Neither volume received significant critical or public attention. Following his Army service, Poe was admitted to the United States Military Academy, but he was again forced to leave for lack of financial support. He then moved into the home of his…

    • 1047 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Amazing Essays

    They then moved to Philadelphia. There, Poe sold several more stories, yet did not gain the recognition he felt he deserved. Edgar had several jobs with several magazines and other forms of journalism, and in each, he continued to viscously attack other author's works. In the summer of 1839, Lea & Blanchard Publishers published twenty-five of Poe's stories. It was a two volume set of two hundred and forty pages each, titled Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque. This publication was…

    • 4942 Words
    • 20 Pages
    Amazing Essays
  • Good Essays

    There is a great deal of well-known poets that lived a very tragic life. There is a great deal of depth in many people’s poems. I personally believe however that one person in particular has suffered through tragedy throughout his life, and his poems are fun to read and decipher the true complex meaning behind the words. Robert Frost is an early twentieth century American poet, who in the poem, “A Late Walk,” wrote about complex social and philosophical themes set in rural life in New England.…

    • 1234 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    George R.R Martin, an American novelist, once said, “Love is madness and lust is poison.” Yet, the loss of the same love can oftentimes leave people in a state of anguish. In the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, the protagonist is trapped in melancholia after the loss of his wife Lenore. The author uses two gothic conventions; decay and emotion to manifest the main character’s madness driven by grief. The gothic convention of decay demonstrated how sorrow prompted the protagonists’…

    • 713 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    “The Raven” is a poem expressed in the form of a story that the author, Edgar Allen Poe, uses an amazing combination of symbolism, imagery, and wordplay to display the love and supernatural aspect that correlates to the deaf of the man’s love, Lenore. These elements help support the theme. The theme of “The Raven” is the sadness and grief that is brought along when a love one is lost eternalized and can never be fixed. The symbols are in the form of objects and figures. The imagery in the poem…

    • 705 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The “Grandfather of Goth”(Semtner) Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809. He was born into a family of performers, causing a lot of traveling. However, at the age of three both of his parents had died of tuberculosis. A tobacco merchant names John Allan adopted him, now his new family accepted Poe as their own and gave him everything. Soon, his new family moved to London and Poe studied in England. After returning home Poe grew a love for writing, he was inspired by a poet…

    • 2010 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Raven Literary Analysis I would like to do a literary analysis of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, which is considered one of the best poems in the history. Main character is the narrator, who is not further described except fact that he lost his beloved Lenore, and the raven. Even though the raven is just an animal he plays an important role in the poem. It is a short story about the person who is the narrator and is trying to find out if he will see Lenore ever again. Answer to that is…

    • 727 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    “The Raven” Edgar Allen Poe The poem “The Raven” is written by Edgar Allen Poe. Poe is a poet who normally writes from experiences he has had in his life. He is known to write more strange, dark, and different poems than other poets may. In his poem, “The Raven”, the speaker is in his home thinking, almost falling asleep, when he hears a tapping at the door. Throughout the first half of the poem, the speaker thinks it is a person. He soon comes to find out that it is a Raven. The speaker…

    • 696 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Danger of Disregard A bird from hell, a man living through it, and a woman’s ghostly memory - the building blocks for the dark, chilling descriptions of Edgar Allen Poe’s short poetic thriller ‘The Raven’. This alluring tale recounts the night the narrator fell into ultimate hopelessness and distraught. The man had been reading through his books at the darkest hour of the night, when he began to hear a soft tapping resembling a knock. He was a loner, not used to visitors, so he was…

    • 1162 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Previous
    Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 29