Common Themes of Edgar Allan Poe

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An Analysis of the Common Themes
Found in selected works of Edgar Allan Poe

A Research
Presented to
The faculty of the English Department

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements in English IV

By

March 2010
Acknowledgement

The researcher would like to thank the following people who help and give guidance to make this project

To the Project adviser and the home room adviser of the researchers, who gave his outmost patience and time to check the drafts and format of each part of this very momentous research.

To the peers of the researchers that gave courage and support in pursuing in making this research.

To the family of each researcher, In particular to their mother, father and siblings for their moral and financial support
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II. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Related Literature………………………………………………………………

III. PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA…………………………………………….

IV. SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Summary……………………………………………………………………….. Findings………………………………………………………………………... Conclusions……………………………………………………………………. Recommendations………………………………………………………………

Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………….

Curriculum Vitae…………………………………………………………………………

Chapter 1

The Problem and Its Setting

Introduction

“Never to suffer would never to have been blessed.”
-Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, the father of modern detective stories. An American poet, critic, and writer of one the most mysterious and macabre literary works know to man. He is one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is regarded as the pioneer of the detective-fiction genre; as well as a great contributor of the emerging genre of science fiction during his time. While it has been difficult, Poe was the first well-known American writer who managed to earn his living and actually make ends meet through writing alone.

The most common theme of Poe’s masterpieces is that of death, including its physical signs, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the reanimation of the dead, and mourning; hence his works are generally regarded as part of the dark romanticism genre despite Poe’s

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