Edgar Allan Poe Research Paper

924 words 4 pages
English 10 Honors
13 February 2012
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was a sick man that went through a troubling life full of tragedies. For Poe to deal with this he drank and poured his feelings into his works. Honestly as horrible it is that he had to go through all of that we should be grateful because without his suffering these masterpieces wouldn’t have been fabricated. While intensifying his philosophy for short stories Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Fall of the House of Usher” reflecting the characteristics of Dark Romantic Movement.
Born on January 19, 1809, Edgar’s childhood was no fairy tale. At age three both his parents died and he was sent to live with a tobacco exporter, John Allan in Richmond, Virginia. There he went to a
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His work on “The Fall of the House of the Usher” was reviewed with such a diverse opinion and earned more conflicting analyses then any of his other works. When reviewing Poe’s work you must never forget the sort of person he was- adroit, conscious craftsman and critic who worked out his ideas with mathematical precision, and yet he was essentially a lyric poet (Neilson).
Edgar Allan Poe’s philosophy on short stories was shown through “The Fall of the House of Usher”, all of the characteristics coming from the Dark Romantic Period. Overall Poe is someone you look to for inspiration in your own writing, you could follow his example on how he used motivation from his life and use things from your own. He is one of the greatest writers from the Dark Romantic Movement, never forget it.

Work Cited
May, Charles E. "Edgar Allan Poe." Magill’s Survey of American Literature, Rev. ed. Salem, 2006: Literary Reference Center. Web. 1 Feb. 2012.
Neilson, Keith. "The Fall of the House of Usher." Masterplots. 4th ed. Salem, 2010: Literary Reference Center. Web. 1 Feb. 2012.
Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)." Discovering Biography. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Web. 12 Jan. 2012
Robinson, David M. "Romanticism." American History Through Literature 1820-1870. Ed. Janet Gabler-Hover and Robert Sattelmeyer. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 Jan. 2012.
"Romanticism." Literary Movements for


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